Chapter 1

OncewhenIwassixIsawamagnificentpictureinabookaboutthejungle,calledTrueStories.Itshowedaboaconstrictorswallowingawildbeast.Hereisacopyofthepicture.

Inthebookitsaid:"Boaconstrictorsswallowtheirpreywhole,withoutchewing.Afterwardtheyarenolongerabletomove,andtheysleepforsixmonthstheyneedfordigestion."

InthosedaysIthoughtalotaboutjungleadventures,andeventuallymanagedtomakemyfirstdrawing,withacoloredpencil.MydrawingNumberOnelookedlikethis:

Ishowedthegrown-upsmymasterpiece,andIaskedthemifmydrawingscaredthem.

Theyanswered,"Whyshouldanyonebescaredofahat?"

Mydrawingwasnotapictureofahat.Itwasapictureofaboaconstrictordigestinganelephant.ThenIdrewtheinsideoftheboaconstrictor,sothegrown-upscouldunderstand.Theyalwaysneedexplanations.

MydrawingNumberTwolookedlikethis:

Thegrown-upsadvisedmetoputawaymydrawingsofboaconstrictors,outsideorinside,andapplymyselfinsteadtogeography,history,arithmetic,andgrammar.ThatiswhyIgaveup,attheageofsix,amagnificentcareerasanartist.IhadbeendiscouragedbythefailureofmydrawingNumberOneandofmydrawingNumberTwo.

Grown-upsneverunderstandanythingbythemselves,anditisexhaustingforchildrentohavetoexplainoverandoveragain.

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