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    #9246578 - 11/14/08 11:39 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I witnessed a graduation ceremony for one of my good friends today.
students and officials wore multicolored robes in a circular building while the ancient organ played, it's 100 year old pipes embedded upward through the west wall i believe.

the whole operation took 3 hours as close to 250 students were joyfully emitted by their colleges and absorbed by the community at large, in a mass orgy of simulated (intellectual) birth.

I did not understand any of the arcane colors of those robes (of all the presiding officials and students) but everything was pretty as icing on a cake, and the spirits of so many smart kids seemed full of happiness and hope.

I never went to my own graduations, I was cynical and dubious always, but this one seemed full of sweetness.


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Re: graduation [Re: redgreenvines]
    #9246809 - 11/15/08 12:30 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Strange that this came up, today I was thinking about my brothers graduation that was two years ago. He tripped and fell on his face coming up to get the diploma. This was no joke either, I think I was the only one laughing. I have always found this meaningful for some strange reason, like it wasn't just chance or something.

But yea, to me graduation seems like the lifting of limitations, and becoming free (got to love highschool). At the same time though, for many people its finally making the grade, like you've become something rather than lost. I didn't feel like becoming anything though, I was cynical too, and am way more cynical now. A graduation is probably the last place I want to be.


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Re: graduation [Re: redgreenvines] * 1
    #9246822 - 11/15/08 12:34 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I felt the same way before I graduated but decided to go for my family's sake. Once I was there, though, it meant a whole lot more to me. It was particularly meaningful that I had a great deal of people there to see me get my college diploma.


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Re: graduation [Re: redgreenvines]
    #9246843 - 11/15/08 12:37 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

i was too messed up to make it to my graduation... :sad:


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Re: graduation [Re: redgreenvines]
    #9248445 - 11/15/08 12:43 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

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redgreenvines said:
I witnessed a graduation ceremony for one of my good friends today.
students and officials wore multicolored robes in a circular building while the ancient organ played, it's 100 year old pipes embedded upward through the west wall i believe.

the whole operation took 3 hours as close to 250 students were joyfully emitted by their colleges and absorbed by the community at large, in a mass orgy of simulated (intellectual) birth.

I did not understand any of the arcane colors of those robes (of all the presiding officials and students) but everything was pretty as icing on a cake, and the spirits of so many smart kids seemed full of happiness and hope.

I never went to my own graduations, I was cynical and dubious always, but this one seemed full of sweetness.




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" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

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The more knowledge, the more grief.
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Re: graduation [Re: Icelander] * 1
    #9248702 - 11/15/08 01:33 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

and then we ate a fantastic meal at an expensive restaurant
and drank great wine
and were sated


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Re: graduation [Re: redgreenvines]
    #9249139 - 11/15/08 03:03 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Your best thread ever.:thumbup: You may now move up to the PUB.


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