Thursday, May 24, 2012

Out of phase life transition #1,000,000

My sister graduated from law school this past weekend. I'm super proud of her and am so looking forward to hearing about the amazing things she is doing now that she can put ",Esquire" after her name. That said, this is yet another person who by all rights was suppose to finish graduate school after I did who is now sprinting breezily across the finish line. And did it with style (Summa Cum Laude!). The psychiatrists call these events "out of phase" life transitions - like when a child dies before a parent or something good happens but it's still out of the order that you'd expect it to happen. Like when the students I taught as undergrads graduated from medical school before I was an M3. To distract myself from my seemingly never-ending graduate school career, I immersed myself in enjoying NYC for a weekend. A few pictures follow (with a bonus one of the dog thrown in for Claire - congratulations again!):

I was obsessed with the bridges on our Harbor Tour...

Mom insisted on singing the Emma Lazarus poem quite loudly as we approached the statue by boat. She threatened to reprise this performance when the guide read the poem as part of the tour.

A trash boat!

The graduation - my sister does not love photos of herself on the interwebs, so there aren't any here!

She loves Walter's face appearing on the interwebs, so here he is!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:02 PM

    I love Walter's face all the time! It's almost time for a new month on the calendar...