I am now a college graduate. Henceforth, you may refer to me as “Bachelor of Music Education”. Or Rebekah. Or Luscious. The choice is yours.
What is missing from this picture?
That’s right; a tassel.
This cap and gown belong to Rachel Z., an ’09 graduate who graciously lent them to me . Yesterday was very windy, her tassel blew away before I reached the auditorium.
Conveniently, my friend Abe U. had bought two 2010 tassels and lent me his spare.
Maybe it’s silly to wear nylon robes and parade around an auditorium, but I had a fabulous day. I love good rituals, I love my fellow music majors, and I’ve loved my centuries as a college student. My family wasn’t able to attend the ceremony, but Mr. Jaunty and Sierra cheered for me, as did a fleet of church and school friends. Lovely.
No cap-tossing here, folks.
(For any worriers in the audience… Rachel wasn’t upset about the Tassel Situation, and I know of at least two other grads whose tassels escaped. I’ll check the Lost and Found tomorrow.)