I harvested some pears from my last submission
and drew them in honor of my grade 3 teacher.
Our grade 3 teacher was clearly frusturated at the kids who hadn't drawn anything to bring to the art class. Some kids even had notes from their parents saying that their kids just couldn't draw. Others had rather advanced drawings that looked like they were done by adults. She paused to compose her thoughts and said in a calm but stern voice; "At recess, I want you all to go and draw something. You can all draw. It is just a matter of putting some effort into it. After recess, I want all of you to come back to the class with a drawing".
I was one of those kids who couldn't draw. I couldn't even make a circle. I decided to test what the teacher had said. I brought a blank piece of paper and a pencil with me to the school yard. I thought about drawing something. A 'pear' came to my mind. I studied the shape of it in my mind and put the pencil on the paper and drew the outline of the pear on the paper. I continued with the stem and crowned it with a single leaf. It looked exactly like the pear I had imagined and now it was on the paper in front of me. I was so excited. The teacher was right and now I knew 'how' I could draw. I could imagin what I wanted and then trace my imagination onto the paper. That thought gave me a new start. From that day on, the blank parts of my text books would be covered with drawings, symbols and shapes. I had found a new way to express myself. I had officially become a doodler!
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