A CREATIVE MIND
My charge in art class
was a cheerful special-needs student
with classic autism difficulties.
The challenge was to create an art piece
based on his "favorite likes and things".
Getting him to talk about these favorites
was difficult, at best.
He drew family, and music and flowers,
as best he could.
And I loved watching him go
"outside the lines."
He then mumbled some places,
which I couldn't understand.
And then grabbed color markers
and began to write . . .
He wrote so freely and fast,
changing colors on each line
(his penmanship was beautiful).
He handed me the finished page,
which listed all the places he recalled
on a trip to Chicago.
He addressed the assignment
and created a beautiful piece of art.
(I'll make sure his mother receives this piece.)
This was my lesson today in art class,
and a creative mind unleashed.