Students in the College of Medicine had to, during orientation, have their portraits taken in lab coats. While most used a lab coat from the school as a loaner for the picture, Tucker brought a lab coat with him; my father’s.
I did not expect to love the picture so much. And I really do. It does exactly what pictures are supposed to do — it documents the growth and progress that have actually etched themselves into his face.
As far as I know, it’s literally just an ID photo. They had changed the date of his session on him at the last minute, and he had to rush home and shave; circumstances for a good photo were not prime.
But he just looks so ready.
I texted the image to Claudia today after Tuck had sent it to me; her commentary is as good as the picture itself.
I’m sure my dad would just be happy his lab coat was getting use by someone who wanted to be in it.