Monday, May 02, 2016

The Cap

Not a high quality photo, but I really enjoyed seeing these mergansers.
#1 Son at this moment is taking his last final.  Tomorrow he has a bass jury, but that should go well.  I encouraged #1 Son to join me at a coffee shop yesterday for some writing and studying for finals.  He had a recording session and a gig scheduled, so he couldn't join me, but he probably studied for his final some other time.

While I was at the coffee shop  I heard a young woman talking to her mom on her phone.  As she talked she attempted to cut her sandwich in half.  Through the powers of eavesdropping, I discovered that this young woman's mother shares my belief in the importance of studying for finals.   The part of the conversation I could hear ran roughly like this:

"No Mom, I haven't even started studying for my finals.   Mom I am focusing.  I will focus.  I haven’t had a chance to even think about focusing.  I’m so excited.  My birthday’s on Thursday and I graduate on Saturday.  Can you believe it? Can you think of a way for me to decorate my cap?  I’m trying to think of a cute saying for my cap.  I’m focusing Mom.  I’m going to order 2 dresses on line in case one doesn’t fit or look right.  Okay, I’ve got to go.  I’m so excited.  Are you excited? Me too.  I’m so excited.  I love you Mom.”

This young woman seemed like a great gal and I hope her finals go well and I wish I could know what she's going to write on that cap. #1 Son is not going to wear a cap and gown.  His music school graduation doesn't require it.  It would be fun to help him create a catchy cap phrase, but I'm grateful for what I have.  A soon to be college graduate who's an all round amazing man who might be meeting me for lunch today!

 

5 comments:

Roz said...

So cute! I'm always cutting a sandwich in half when we talk on the phone, or almost always.

LH said...

I really liked that true detail.

mm said...

I should have come and graded with you. I was like the girl who said I was focusing although I was not... at all.

Judy Williams said...

I just can't believe that he is graduating from college. I still see him as that lil guy who wouldn't let his picture be taken wo doing somethig wildly funny with his arms. How does this happen?! Congrats congrats congrats!
jw

KC said...

I love this guy too, from afar and in a non creepy way!