Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Time to fly.

I knew it was coming. Doesn't make it any less sad though.

Like fledglings, they have to leave the nest eventually.

A few of my student workers at the university I work for have graduated last quarter and will be leaving for bigger and better things in the months ahead.

One of them landed another job and made tonight his last night. He's talented, introverted, and seems frustrated with life...and I see a lot of myself in him.

There's this trepidation in his voice--a "what do I do now?" in his conversations. I'm still figuring that out myself but I told him to never lose sight of his passions and to keep working towards his dreams whenever he can.

He excels at photography and filmmaking, revealing his subjects from the inside out.

Here's one of the films he made late last year about a transgendered college student:

Time to fly, Bartosz. May you soar far and wide.


Rebecca said...

all babies leave the nest and yet it never seems to be easy to let them go

Randuwa said...

Lovely. I've shared it with friends. Thanks.

Dean Grey said...


I sound like a proud parent in that post, don't I?




You are quite welcome, Randy!


Thanks to the pair of you!


Unknown said...

Your former co-worker told a powerful story. I hope his career dreams are coming true.

Most compelling quote in my opinion:

"So for people who don't get it ask yourself why you have to."

Dean Grey said...


I heard from him earlier in the year. He's currently overseas and back in school.