Tonight I went to parent-teacher interviews. One question that is always raised is – “Has Philip thought about what he might like to do after school?”
I don’t really like this question. Pip has the intelligence to be whatever he chooses in this life. He is very interested in all things scientific and technological. He could follow a path that leads him into this field.
He also has creative and artisitic talents. I have known this since he was very young. Every where he went he drew little pictures that told stories.
Every picture that he ever drew had a horizon line. Under the ground there was always a whole other world. Some times his drawings showed trees with roots, worms and fossils under the ground.
This one shows pirates at the beach. He did it when he was about four. The pirates are all wearing hats – it gets quite hot at the beach. Under the ground you can see a crab living in a hole and some buried treasure. The pirate on the left is digging a hole with a shovel to get the 300091 gold coins from the treasure chest. He brought it to me one day and told me the long story that went with it. I have kept it in a drawer ever since.
Pip continues to study art – both at school and at private, after school lessons.
He enjoys drawing and sketching the most.
Whatever he chooses to do in the future, I hope he continues to find an avenue for his creativity. He has quite a talent for it.