“Not every child is an art prodigy. Some eight-year-olds make mature watercolors that parents tack up on the refrigerator behind Domino’s Pizza magnets in the hope their son will eventually get a full scholarship to the School of Visual Arts. Others say, ‘How lovely,’ probably relieved when their offspring bring home smiley-faced stick figures instead of dark clouds. I do not bring home drawings.”
Alia Akkam on discovering writing in a household of artists.

“Not every child is an art prodigy. Some eight-year-olds make mature watercolors that parents tack up on the refrigerator behind Domino’s Pizza magnets in the hope their son will eventually get a full scholarship to the School of Visual Arts. Others say, ‘How lovely,’ probably relieved when their offspring bring home smiley-faced stick figures instead of dark clouds. I do not bring home drawings.”

Alia Akkam on discovering writing in a household of artists.

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