The first day of kindergarten, they gave me 8 fat crayons and a big piece of soft manilla paper. The very best thing of many best things about school.
“Make a picture of what you will be when you grow up”, they said.
Instant image, quick and sure. Brown haired girl with braids and a paintbrush in front of an easel. Admirably rounded, masterful printing was added below. ” Heather Hatch- Artist.” Up on the wall for parent’s night it went, proclamation to the world.
Delicious validation. Unneeded back then, but satisfying just the same.
And still true. I will be. When I.