Searching for this photo for this week’s photo challenge and looking at the rest of the album has got me all reminiscing about the past and my convocations in 2012. It is currently the season of convocations with thousands of graduates all across Canada and the world over gathering together to celebrate these successful individuals and to carry them forward into the next stage of their lives. Congratulations to everyone convocating this year! 🙂
I say this photo reminds me of “numbers” because while we were students at U of T, we used to joke that we merely existed as “numbers” in the school repository and system. There were so many of us, undergrads at the University of Toronto, that no one really knew us as individuals unless we took the time to connect with the professors, TAs, and other students. We joked about this a lot, and looking back at this photo now, it is without the snicker and cynicism, but with fondness because we were one of a million and more who had graduated from this great institution.
(More of cynicism, when looking at this photo, imagine an invisible “student number” on top of each of the graduates’ heads. Now that’s definitely from a money grab perspective. 😉 )