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Tuesday Jun 14, 2005
Tale of the Art Teacher
I’m in Starbucks. It’s busy.
I’m getting settled to work on one of my color pencil pieces when a gray-haired lady comes over to my table. Do you mind if I sit down here, she says.
I wave my hand toward an empty chair.
I can look at what you’re working on, she adds. I’m an art teacher. She puts her coffee, cake, and newspaper on the table, but has not yet sat down.
I show her the piece in progress.
Oh, she says, that’s colorful and nice, but I’ve seen that before.
Okay, I say to myself: the die is cast. A pristine opportunity has presented itself.