Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Convocated

Well...it is now officially over. With the words "admito te" I was afficially admited to my BA in Philosophy.

It was a great ceremony oozing with Medieval elements (except, of course, the Native Indian furniture for the ceremony...not so medieval).

To be able to wear my bachelor robes as a real honour. I wish I could afford to buy some, but I think I'll save that for the doctoral robes if God wills that I go that far in my education one day.

It was also a weird/sad day in that it meant the end of a time I have come to appreciate profoundly. It means another step towards the future, wherever it may end up being. It is exciting, but sad. I will miss the University atmosphere, despite it's radical liberalism at times. I will miss learning in a class setting, lack of sleep, I will miss writing papers and getting into philosophical arguments with various classmates. I will miss a lot of it indeed and for that I am sad. But I will be getting more education in the future, so I have that to look forward to. I look forward to receiving my MA with joy and to continue up the academic latter. Seeing all those professors in their doctoral robes was just amazingly awesome and beautiful and my heart yearned to be able to wear those robes one day. There is something about an academic environment that is just so me, though it took me up to my last year to realize that.

So yes, that chapter in my life is officially over. My parents were around and the gift they have gotten for me is the complete Church Fathers book set, a 38 volume hardcover set of all their works. I look forward to keeping my nose in those books for years and years to come when it arrives at my doorstep.

For those who read this that I have come to know during my university years, thank you for everything. Whether big or small, you have all had an influence in my life and helped give me that strength to persevere and cross that finish line.

And so tonight, I relax, and am going to attempt to read, my BA is hung up, I do hope it receives some company in years to come.

-Harrison

2 comments:

Audrey said...

Congratulations on your graduation! May God bless your future undertaking. ;)

LeAnna said...

i feel somewhat the same. It's an odd time, to be out alone in the world. So much of my identity was strengthened at school and now i'm alone. Just now I was looking at a bunch of funny chaucer t-shirts and realised how few people would apprieciate them.

I'm afraid of not being in school, but this makes me glad that I'm taking time off. I need to get over Academia before I can join it, you know? Still, it pains me to leave something that I love so much.