Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Matriculation: YES!

Cathy & Friends Phil

Christina Franny & Friends

I really like the 'M' word: matriculation. To me, it gives the impression one has accomplished more than just the required courses and a piece of paper with the college dean's signature. Matriculation is Major lol, at least in my head it is...and thinking back to my own college graduation last year, it is indeed a momentous occasion. Especially for us (say I) first generation folks. So witnessing my friends graduate was equally fantastic and looking back I can appreciate and understand the elation they and their family shared!

In the first picture, Cathy....aka Be Chillin' is a wonderful young lady and my memories of her are quite fond, as she's always been kind to share encouraging words regardless of what I set my mind too. The others in the picture Sherine, Christine & Franny (in the 4th) are just as fabulous!

Phil's in the next picture and we shared many a day on the basketball courts at SouthWest Rec, he more often than I, and in my opinion could have been a walk-on for Billy Donovan's team now.

Christina (3rd picture) was my muse early junior year lol. She started Poets Inc. with another good friend Ashley, and together they constantly remind me to never lose sight of the power of words and expression.

Whew, this post is a little longer than usual, but I'd wanted to take a minute and congratulate the class of 2010. To quote my mentor and role model Nelson Mandiba Mandela: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
Go change the world!