1. The Life Lesson I Learned from My Childhood Art Teacher (No, It Had Nothing to Do with Art!)

    “…What happens is of little significance compared with the stories we tell ourselves about what happens. Events matter little, only stories of events affect us.” ― Rabih Alameddine, The Hakawati Like many young girls, I loved to draw when I was a child.  When I was 10 years old, I was thrilled to receive an “honorable mention” in an art contest sponsored by a local bank. Everyone in my class had been required to submit a drawing to the contest, yet I was the only one to receive an award.  For a brief moment, my 10-year old self was filled...

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