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Lesson Plans

every once in awhile

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kprs (KPRS)
Wed, 01 Dec 1999 20:52:50 -0500

How exciting for the young man to be doing such great work! And lucky
for you too!

My 'jewel' story is from years ago (the student is now an architect,
who, when he was in DC 'trained' me down to visit to see all of his
'houses'). When I had him in highschool, it was in a beginning class,
second semester. He was quiet, never drew before, and slightly
depressed because his girlfriend had just 'dumped' him. Something
caught my eye, maybe his eyes, but who knows. I encouraged him to pick
up a pencil and sketch...and draw he did. In fact his first major work
was a drawing of his grandfather's pocket watch. When we entered it in
a local art competition, it won second prize in the PHOTOGRAPHY
category! And we've been friends ever since! Upon graduation he gave me
that drawing, inscribed on the back with words that touched me. He knew
the instant he started drawing that he had found his 'voice'. He is now
in his thirties, and we have kept in touch. He still touches my heart
with his melancholy, but brings me great joy when he proudly shows me
his next project.

San D

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