Graduation Photos and Dreams

The best gift you could ever give

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“The best gift you could ever give me” Vilma said to me once we took her graduation pictures in Helsinki few weeks back. Why is she thanking me, I kept wondering. This is something that I love to do, in a place that I’ve always wanted to visit.

In that moment, there was no need to thank me, it felt like I was enjoying photography more than I had done in last couple of months.

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IMG_7927-1Once we were done, she started asking who is going to take my graduation photos. I have never thought about that. At this point, even the graduation feels like million years away and so does the graduation photos that I am not going to feel comfortable posing in.
I have spent the last five years in the university, passed all my courses with good grades last fall, but still graduation feels like million years away. Maybe after I am closer to finishing my thesis is when I start wondering about my pictures, maybe.

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Congratulations to Vilma for becoming Master of Science in Economics. Congratulations also to all my other friends who are graduating today.

Cheers,
Saara