This piece originally appeared on Cognoscenti, WBUR's ideas and opinion page, September 28, 2015.
In the winter of my third year as a fifth grade teacher, I faced the wrenching task of readying one of my young students for his immediate transfer to foster care.
Author's Note: This inspiring question came to me in a post that I have since been unable to find! My thanks go out to its original source.
Portraits and murals share common characteristics – both are works of art; both may be created with the use of diverse media forms; and both exist to tell a story. Of course there are major differences between these art forms, too. I’d like to explore how they serve as metaphors for the ways in which new entrepreneurs may establish the focus for their businesses.