Let me tell you about my friend LB.
LB is one of those kids that you follow around sometimes because, often, when he chooses to do something, it’s something worth noticing.
LB is curious and creative. He is also verbal and physical – when he’s upset you know it and when he’s happy he lights up a room.
When LB arrived at school last year he rarely put pencil to paper. In fact, I documented the few times he produced something on paper last year because it was so rare. He had very little interest in drawing but was intrigued by the properties of the material… what can you do with paint? How does it feel?
Here is one of those rare moments from LB’s first year at school.
And now… now as I prepare for the melancholy and bittersweet task of saying goodbye to the children I have been with for two years… just look at how far he’s come. The detail, the imagination, the self-expression. I’m in awe.