Extremely proud of my friend Joseph for completing his doctoral degree at the College-Conservatory of Music at University of Cincinnati. Oboe and Ethnomusicology if you were curious.
At the ceremony they read the names of the 2000+ students in attendance, including a 94 year old veteran.
The whole affair went by faster than you might imagine. The reason? Seeing the joy on everyone’s faces as they crossed the stage.
And Joseph might be annoyed I’m posting this particular photo below, but for me it sums it up. This expression feels like the realization that all the years of hard work finally came to fruition.
He’s down there in the mix.
The picture below is just random.