Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Miami Reflection

According to Miami student heritage, rubbing one of the turtle's heads will give you luck on your next exam....and I was sure to rub them everytime I walked by!

"In twelve days your days as Miami students will be at an end. Graduation exercises have been held. Your bags will be packed, your cars will be loaded, and you'll be starting out from the campus, from Oxford, to head home and then to whereever life's path may take you. I have a request to make of you. As you leave, take one last look at the green grass, at the red bricks, at the towers and the flowers, and keep the memory of Miami forever. Miami has been your college home. It'll be part of you the rest of your lives and you'll be part of it forever. And as you depart this evening, think of a little inscription on a statue sculpted by a Miami undergraduate, which reads, "To think that in such a place, I led such a life." --Dr. Phillip Shriver in his last Senior Lecture to the Class of 1997

Today I attended a Miami University Alumni Association Networking Luncheon. It was amazing to look around the crowded room of 130 area profesionals, all of whom were Cleveland-area Miami grads. It makes me think about all the connections each one of us make over the course of our lives and the importance of each of these chance encounters. As I continue on this ever changing path of life I reflect on all the amazing people and the memories that will forever be part of my life and wonder just what will the future hold.

4 comments:

TriSaraTops said...

Very cool post! I miss the turtles. Do they mention that drunk students sometimes climbed in the sundial where the turtles are? Hmmm...I don't remember hearing that at graduation.....

Kim said...

Daisy, I'm just gonna throw it out there, but when I saw the picture, I thought it was a (ahem) part of the male anatomy...

Eric said...

Nice Kim. Maybe he was cold, just got out of a cold ocean, it was frightened like a turtle.

Your networking luncheon reminds me about the theory of Six Degrees of Separation. I have to write a post about that.

TriSaraTops said...

KIM I THOUGHT THE SAME THING!!!!! Then I realized what was goin' on...glad I'm not the only one who's slightly perverted...:)