Tuesday, November 9, 2010
We made field trip booklets while visiting the Metropolitan Museum and galleries in SoHo last Friday. I was impressed with the off of the top of her head response from my student Ji-In Jeong to the following prompt:
Pick a Stranger in NYC and imagine what their life is like:
“George Polvich sighed. He was leaning against the white walls of the Metropolitan Museum Painting Wing, where he worked as a security guard. His curly brown hair lay against his cheeks. He needed a cut. His beard was out grown as if he didn’t care about the rash that was spreading on his chin. He always asked himself why he had accepted such a routine job. What had happened to his dreams of becoming an astronaut or a pilot? He reminisced about his childhood. His father Jimmy was a pilot. He remembered how he had traveled across the Atlantic, flying to London from Greece. The memories flooded his mind until a child learned in close to the Monet and began running his fingers along the surface. George walked over to him and violently yelled “PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH THE ART!” (His voice raspy thanks to a continuous smoking habit.) The frightened child ran to his mother from which he received a disapproving look..."