I photographed a number of college graduation events this week and this is an abstracted image from one of them.

Graduation is a big deal, a distinct dividing point between phases of life.

For me, it always came with mixed feelings: a feeling of accomplishment but more of uncertainty about what comes next. College is a big unknown after the relative predictability of high school. And for me, starting a working life after college was a vast unknown. I was excited about possible futures, but more anxious about it than happy. 

And at graduation you say goodbye to a lot of people, many of them forever. 

Bittersweet for sure.