Beautiful Vase / February 16, 2019 / Julissa Cook
As promised, the artwork was diligently posted around the classroom. The drawings of flowers adorned the walls, but the teacher kept one particular drawing closest to her own desk. Sometimes, after the children had gone home for the day and the classroom was quiet, she would stare at that picture and reflect on the insight of the little boy. She wondered what she would say to the parents when the time came for them to visit the classroom, as would inevitably occur. It did not take long.
The teacher hoped that the little boy would not notice the act of vandalism. She carefully raised the picture a little higher on the wall, in an effort to keep it out of reach from any further abuse. Then she made it a point in her routine schedule to check on the vase every single day. To her amazement, someone continued to color-in the crack. It was never very much, just a little alteration every couple of days, but she could see the difference. The crack was slowly being filled.
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