Reading is Not School Jen and John Speak

Reading is Not School

One day my daughter started reading out loud to me. Her tiny voice made me pause and drew me in.  Time and space had stopped. It wasn’t the story, but watching her tumble with the words, eyes darting back and forth like a tennis match. I could almost see her mind roller-coasting to different places, all new to her, and exploding beyond the limits of her head. Reading is not so much about school, but about exploration, emotions, thoughts, finding peace, hope, moments that change time and space. I no longer read for those things. I read mostly for my work. Reading is child’s play. And when she reads to me, it’s like being a boy again.

Mixed media/collage signed print with verse. $40
8-1/2″ x 11″