Tis the season for the graduation invitations and photos to be rolling into mailboxes around the country. I, for one, couldn't be prouder to know so many graduates, both friends and family, both high school and college! As this year's hopefuls embark on their journey to greater fulfillment though higher education, job, or new career, I find myself wondering one thing. Why is every high school senior photographed by a tree, stream, or waterfall? It's as if we believe that they all suddenly want to commune with nature. To find their inner nature guy or gal. Why not photograph them in their natural habitat? You know, on the couch, with a bag of chips. Or with an I-pod cord dangling from their pocket, connected to their ears. Or laying across their beds in their messy rooms.
I think there is a direct correlation here between this phenomenon and the one that says when a woman becomes pregnant, she suddenly wants all her clothing to have flowers across the chest, arrows pointing to her expanding belly, or sailoresque collars.
I sense a conspiracy theory, don't you?