PORTRAIT FROM THE ARTIST AS A 17 YEAR OLD GIRL

Cassie’s over, she’s waiting for her fiance to turn up so we can have dinner, she’s doodling idly on a piece of paper.

“Tell me what to draw,” she says.

“A chicken.”

“What, just a chicken?”

“Okay,” I say, kinda concentrating on my own thing and not really paying attention to her. “Solving binomial equations.”

Two minutes later:


This, from the child who will insist she has no appreciable talent whatsoever. Don’t you just want to slap the self-knowledge into her? 🙂

2 thoughts on “PORTRAIT FROM THE ARTIST AS A 17 YEAR OLD GIRL

  1. I find it very commonplace that the more the gift/talent/ability especially in the creative arena – the less the individual in question can see it. Kinda like being in such a bright light they can’t see it.Hmm, maybe I shouldn’t post ‘early’ on Sunday mornings *lol*, but you get the drift 🙂

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