CIRCUS UNLIMITED! Circus Stories:  Banana
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My son (12 at the time) drew a banana.  It wasn’t a classically-shaped fruit.
That’s why he chose that particular one to draw.
I was impressed at how three-dimensional his drawing was.
And how much it looked like the real banana which he drew.

Bananas Are A Rich Source Of Potassium

His teacher at school told him to do it again.  She said it didn’t look like a banana at all.
“Bananas don’t look like that”, she said.  “It’s the wrong shape”.

What is “right” and what is “wrong”?
It may be art….but is it a banana?
It may be a banana….but is it art?
You be the judge!
“Next time”, we said, “we’ll take a picture of the original!”

He couldn’t find another banana to draw….so he drew a lemon instead.
We took a picture of the original.  And here too, is my son’s drawing of that original.

Lemons are a rich source of lemon juice. Pale yellow oval acid-juiced fruit used for flavouring and for making the beverage Lemonade.

The teacher took in my son's drawing (and the photograph) without comment.

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