Tuesday, December 15, 2009


When I look back on the books I've written and the images I've painted, it's clear to me that I love transformations. Heck, I don't even think I've had the same haircut twice. OK that's an exaggeration, but I don't think I'm alone here with my appreciation of a good makeover. How many television shows feature an overhaul of either a home or of someone's appearance? We all wait for the big reveal, and voila, you've got a new and improved decor or a better-looking version of a person. Maybe that's why I'm in education. I like to be a part of a young person's transformation. As a teacher, I never know if I'm going to say something which will resonate with someone, allowing him or her to see the world in a new light. I'm sure many lessons go by without that 'ah-ha' moment; however sometimes the effects we have on one another may not be realized in the initial moment.