Reub's journey

19 January 2010

If I were a seashell

If I were a seashell I think I would aspire to be

held in a child's left hand

while in her right hand

she will hold a paintbrush.

I will live forever, and it will all be perfect.

As you can see it has been a good week in my middle school art classes. Is there anything better than watching 34 thirteen-year-old kids holding seashells as though they were the last most precious things on earth, and painting them with that kind of reverence? I would not trade my life as a public school art teacher for anything else.


  1. This is beautiful. Lovely, lovely and so inspiring.

  2. what a wonderful and inspiring post. These are all beautiful. I think you do have the best job in the world.


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