June 15, 2005 3:20 pm

And It Ends

:note: Fear Factory – “Archetype”

Today after we went through all the XML finals, Keith looked up and was like, “This is it. This is the end. I’m done.” He graduates Friday. I’m excited for him, but I’m also sad, because he was the first friend I made here in Portland (with the exception of Callie, since I did live with her) and it’s sad to see him go. I know he’s going to do phenomenally, he’s extremely talented. I just won’t see him weekly or have him in classes anymore. :worried:

I think in light of this, he asked me if I had any plans after class. I told him no, and he suggested we go to the Japanese Gardens. I hadn’t ever been there before (I know, I know, I’ve lived here for two YEARS and I still haven’t been there. Shush.) and he said he could get me in free because he has a student season-pass type thing that allows you to have a guest.

It was so much fun.

We watched tadpoles wiggle and GIGANTIC koi fish swim around the ponds and it was very peaceful and zen. It was sunny but not too hot. We talked a lot about school and what to do post-graduation and about certain people at school that really shouldn’t be graduating because their designs suck.

I took a lot of pictures. :camera: I’ll post a few and then the rest will be behind the “read the rest of this entry” link, to save on loading time.

fish

The koi fish swimming! I don’t think I’ve ever seen koi in real life, and if I have, none as big as these ones were.

structure

I don’t know what this is, but it was very neat.

small bridge

A little footbridge over a pond with tadpoles.

under bridge

The same bridge from the other side.

koi

The biggest koi fish ever, I swear. He was huge.

steps

One of many interesting staircases in the gardens.

*****
Happy graduating, Keith. I’m glad we met each other and became friends. You made group projects not only bearable but fun, and you’re awesomely talented. I’ll miss you!

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3 Comments

  • Dannie says:

    The Japanese Gardens seem so cool! Glad you had fun! Cute photos. :)

  • Jem says:

    Wow. I wish we had gardens like that around here. In fact, I wish *I* had a garden like that – it’s beautiful. That bridge reminds me of a Monet painting..

  • Lady you always have the best pictures. That is so so so lovely. Even I would go out into the sunshine to walk through those gardens.

    Im glad things are going so well on the school front, are you excited its almost done for the summer?