Thursday, May 30, 2013
High School Graduations by Janet Lane Walters
Grandchildred graduating from high school leaves me heading for Florida. This time was to see a grandson who is my greatest fan take the walk. There have now been three of those who were the characters ised as inspiration for the Affinities series. Jaydren this time. When I watch this young man walk past, I feel a sense of pride. He represents the Earth affinity from the series. And his nature is that of the character in the story. Sensible, focused and waiting to decide where he wants to go in life. His oldest sister is Ashlea from the stories and she represents Air. She is the musical one and plays the flute, an Air instrument in real life and in the stories. Her graduation was a cast of while not thousands, of hundreds and hundreds. Brandien's graduation was the second and he is the Water affinity. Caring and feelings for others. The last one Kylandra has time to go and she is the Fire affinity. Moving forward with sword in hand.
What is interesting is that Jaydren's class was the smallest of the three and his graduation took nearly as long as Ashlea's/ As to the future he will be going to the air force after spending the summer and fall in community college. He has no idea what he wants to do for a career and wants to take time to learn who he is and where he wants to go.
So I'm wishing all these grandchildren who formed the base for the characters in a fantasy series good luck as they move forward with their lives.