Jean-Paul Draws a Blank, and Other Misadventures
A children’s book for grown-ups, or vice-versa
At the school gates, Jean-Paul watched Maman walk away. He watched her walk away until she was a dot in the distance. He watched her walk away until she disappeared from view. He watched the view from which she had disappeared by walking away. At the school gates, Jean-Paul saw something he could not unsee.