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Topic: Graduation (08/30/04)
TITLE: What are you wearing?
By gillian liversedge
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I’d worked hard for my award. Four years at college, and many, many years before that at school. The degree had not come easily, and it was with a great sense of achievement that I received that piece of paper.
Oddly, though, my strongest memory of that day comes later. Still clad in the black gown, I walked into the city to buy lunch. A group of us, easily spotted, marked out as graduates, heading into a pizza restaurant. Easily identified. What a moment of pride!
Years on, I ask if myself what I wear now identifies me. Now, I’m clothed in a robe of righteousness. Not a robe for which I worked, but a free gift. Bought at a price, but given freely to me.
Question is, as I walk down my city street, am I wearing it in a way that identifies me, that marks me out as the daughter of the King?