All great moments
They go so fast
All these things that we’ve been through
Now the dreams, they come with you
Make it last
I just wanna say (say)…..
These are moments
All we have to do
Lots of choices
That’ve chosen you …
(Moments by Prime Circle)
Today is graduation day and I’ll be getting my degree (with distinction for a change) after a sweaty drive to the satellite clinic. My song for the occasion is “Moments” by the SA band Prime Circle. These moments go by so fast. I’m nervous about not being good enough for my cum laude (and also not being suitably dressed) and I remember similar occasions of sitting through boring speeches while I didn’t really feel proud of myself and my achievements as much as a sense of anti-climax. Perhaps I’m a natural-born sceptic (or a misery guts). Today I’ll have a friend graduating with me and so there will be a nice sense of camaraderie. P is also braving the long drive with my parents and got up especially early so that she leave work early for the occasion.
Then it will be a family dinner at a low-key Chinese restaurant called Tai Ping. Maybe I’ll do the mental blogging thing as I’m waiting in line for my tap on the head. I’m sure I won’t have to hum to myself while standing sidewise with hands on hips (and simultaneously reading a book) 😉 Although reading a book is quite possibly the best way to pass the long wait. And it’s quite fitting that I’ve mentally been visiting Oxford thanks to Dorothy Sayers over the past few days.
I guess it’s also good to take some times to consider the choices and the paths that have brought me to this point. The choices that have chosen me. Revisiting my alma mater also brings up lots of mixed feelings. But that’s a post for another day. For today the word is: Yay!