Day 961. Some things just take a long time to learn. While looking up some information for a friend the other day, I came across photos of art projects with children I had done during a decade of volunteering at a local elementary school. Art supplies there were poor quality or non-existent. I asked the Principal for help. She said, "give me a list." The total cost for six classrooms, K-6, was about $900. That seems like a lot...if you're NOT an artist. She (the Principal) warned me that she would never spend THAT much on art again--use the supplies well. So, I was a little protective of things like, 'paint brushes'. "Never leave your brushes in the paint bottles or water cups," I told the kids. "It ruins the bristles!" But, as you can see, there was more power in the bell for recess...than in my dire warning, lol. "It will take,
A long time
To learn how.
Should we not
Start now?" (Carol Lynn Pearson)
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