The Graduate!

We are rejoicing! The day began beautifully –with cerulean skies and Liv’s favorite breakfast, chocolate chip pancakes. Liv sang the mezzo solos in the Mozart Coronation Mass this morning at the Eliot Church in Newton, under the dirction of the gifted conductor David Castillo Gocher. She, and we, will miss David. He has received a fellowship to study at Northwestern University in Chicago. Congratulations David! We raced back to Boston where we found Commonwealth Avenue mobbed with students and parents; Nickerson Field even more so. Eric Holder, the U.S. Attorney General, was the keynote speaker (frankly, a generic speech was given, nothing like Jerry Saltz’s inspiring talk given the preceding day at the CFA convocation) and after the usual pomp and circumstance, the graduates were conferred. These past four years have flown by. She has worked so hard and we feel blessed that she has her degree from the College of Fine Arts. Thank you Boston University! Liv is traveling west for a few weeks and then working as the orchestra librarian at Tanglewood this summer. I don’t know what the future will bring, and with her artistic nature, I am sure she will undergo many transformations. I do know she has the tools to live the beautiful life–determined spirit, passion to create, incredible work ethic, and joie de vie. We are so very proud of our beautiful, musical, and hard-working daughter, and oh so happy for her.

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