Graduation day is a much anticipated rite of passage. While in the throes of starry-eyed youth, humans establish certain dates as demarcation lines of maturity and good fortune. Graduation isn’t the only one, of course, but it’s one of the last and most significant of the magical dates that lure a youthful imagination with the siren’s call of unprecedented freedom and banished sorrows.
It’s a little difficult for me to remember back that far, but from what I can reconstruct; my first goal was to successfully celebrate my 10th birthday. Nothing was going to be cooler than double digits! I would be transformed from a little kid, to a savvy “tween”. It came as a disappointment to discover that when I awoke on the morning of my 10th birthday, I felt exactly as I had the night before.
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