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次女の小学校卒業式。
突然幕が開いて、子供達が歌い踊る。
ディズニー映画のワンシーンかと思うような演出に、いきなり感動の涙。
卒業生代表のスピーチは、大人の心まで惹き付けるほど上手であっぱれ。
心細そうにキンダーの扉を開けたのが6年前かと思うと感慨深い。

長男のミドルスクール卒業式は、圧巻の一言。
ニューヨーク市立大学(ハンターカレッジ)の講堂を借り切って、
卒業生455名と関係者合わせて25000名規模のマンモス式典。
ニューヨークでも特に定評のあるブラスバンド部の演奏も心地よく、
来賓のウィットに富んだ祝辞に、涙と笑いの繰り返し。
大学との約束で、期待していた帽子投げができなかったのが残念だったけれど、
大人の階段を上っていく彼らの雄姿に、頼もしさいっぱいで帰途につく。

私にとっては、のべ14年続いた子どもたちの送迎からの卒業。
雨の日も風の日も雪の日も、送迎を中心にスケジュールを組んでいた。
お弁当作りはまだ何年も続くけれど、朝夕の儀式が一つ減った感じ。

少しずつ、子どもたちは巣立ちの準備を始めている。
私はもう少し時間を上手に使って、丁寧に生きてみたいと思う。

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We joined the elementary school graduation ceremony for our second girl.
Suddenly the curtain opened and the children sang and danced.
I was impressed that it was like one scene of Disney movie.
The speech of the alumni representative was good enough to attract adults.
It was amazing to think that six years had passed since my tiny girl opened Kindergarten's door.

After that day, we attended the middle school graduation ceremony of our eldest son, it was a masterpiece.
They borrowed an auditorium at New York City University (Hunter College),
A total of 25000 Mammoth ceremonies including 455 graduates and related parties.
The performance of the brass band team which was particularly well-received in New York was also pleasant.
The congratulations speech of gorgeous guests was very wit, we repeated tears and laughter.
It was a pity that they were not able to throw the hat in the air since the college did not allow them.
We were happy to see their figure going up the stairs of adults.

For me, graduation from the "drop off & pick up" lasting 14 years.
On both rainy and windy days and snowy days, the schedule was controlled by kid's transfer.
Although making lunch boxes will continue for many years, I feel that one morning and evening ritual will be reduced.

Little by little, children are preparing for independent.
I want to spend a little more time well and live carefully.

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