Sunday, June 8, 2008
Project Blue: Graduation Day
My niece graduated from college last month. I was just going through the photos and these two struck me as something to share for project blue.
I like all the hustle and bustle going on in the first shot. It was a couple of hours before the ceremony and family, friends, and graduates were all milling around - taking photos and looking for classmates and trying to cut the line for water.
I especially like the young man to the right, with his shorts and flip-flops under the gown. And the red-haired man leaning over - he was calling to a young child to come be in a photo. The little girl (out of camera range) was telling everyone she wanted to graduate too - her Mom said she would - in about 18 years - and the girl said "No! - that's too long! Today!"
The second photo was taken at the start of the ceremony, just as the graduates took their seats. I love the rows and rows of blue caps. Each one a person having one of the biggest days of their life - and each one of them connected to each other and to those in the audience.
I find it so bitter-sweet. Bitter because they deserve better than the state of the world today. Yet sweet - and hopeful - as each one of them is so young, so strong, so full of promise.
Make sure to stop by Anna’s Place and see more Project Blue.