This past Saturday, Allison Susan Ling graduated from the University of Prince Edward Island. The Chancellor conferred upon her the degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English " ... with all the rights and privileges pertaining thereto.".
(This, she claims, entitles her to correct other peoples' spelling and grammar. I hope she does not become too drunk with that power - people who are always correcting other peoples' spelling and grammar quickly become tiresome.)
As you can see from the picture, it was a day of sober contemplation and quiet reflection for Allison.
Incidently, as long as I'm in full-on proud braggart mode, let me just mention that she was presented with the W.B.Yeats Award, which is given each year to an English major or honours student with a minimum grade average of 80% who has contributed significantly to the intellectual and social life of the Department. The award, of course is named for a famous poetry guy, Yeats (in some countries, this is pronounced "Keats").
Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
- W.B. Yeats