Beautiful Vase / February 26, 2019 / Calliope Phillips
The teacher stared in stunned silence at the image in her hands. She wanted to reach out and pick up the child in her embrace, and to tell him that everything would be alright, but the gesture would feel inadequate in comparison to the deep thought that had gone into this drawing. Despite the emotional surge, the teacher knew that she had to respond appropriately to the precious gift in her hands.
The children rose up in their chairs and nodded their heads enthusiastically. Some smiled and looked at one another. Others stole glimpses out the window, already making plans for the type of games that they would play in the sunshine.
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