No Walls


I used to teach first grade before I even con­sid­ered the pos­si­bil­i­ty that I might be an artist. One day I ten­ta­tive­ly drew a stick fig­ure (impov­er­ished school, lousy resources)  and received unan­i­mous acco­lades from a room­ful of lit­tle bit­ty peo­ple. I was delight­ed. So I think of them and still do art from time to time that I think they might be able to “read,” despite the seri­ous top­ics I deal with. Chil­dren can under­stand injus­tice, when it is hap­pen­ing to them or when it hap­pens to oth­er people.

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