School

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I
In secondary school the students I shared art class with collectively complained after learning that, unlike them, I was exempt from that day’s curricular programme, able to do as I pleased. One time I was recognised as special.
II
Immediately after reading profound passages from books, I pause, then imagine myself back at school repeating those passages verbatim to the teacher. They are amazed, and I have a great future ahead of me.

 

Piers Inkpen