I volunteer to teach art to a group of inner city kids in downtown Phoenix. As we sit at a table drawing pictures together, the kids often bombard me with questions: How old are you? Are you married? Do you have kids? Do you live in a house? What’s your favorite color?
I answer every single question… simply and honestly.
One afternoon, I noticed a young girl leafing through the copy of The Secret Kingdom that I had brought to class with me.
“You made all these pictures?” She asked.
“Yes.” I replied.
She looked at me very seriously and asked, “Do you ever get frustrated when you’re drawing?”
I knelt down so I was face to face with her when I answered:
“Yes, I do… but I don’t let that stop me.”