Thursday, May 20, 2010
A Beautiful Day, A Gorgeous Sunset
Today was a happy day. I work at a college and we celebrated our graduates at a colleague's home. We were blessed with a beautiful day, unlike other years when a deluge of rain sent the crowd packing indoors.
I became aware, as I was talking with a student I don't know well, that it's too late. I am just getting to know him and I just now realize how smart and interesting all these graduates are, and just as we become better acquainted, they're leaving! I lamented that I don't work with these interesting people as they enter college; rather, I work with them as they devise and write their final projects. I get to know them well during their last four months of college. It's not enough time.
So I drove home thinking of tidbits of conversation, promises to keep in touch, and visions of all their beautiful faces in my mind. We have candid shots and a group photo to remember them by, which will join group photos of previous graduating classes that hang in my office. Every now and then I just have to stop, look at a face, and try to remember how much I enjoyed that student.
I hope you all had a lovely day.
Photos by me.