“Be sure to stay inside the lines,” she said.
The children grabbed their crayons and got to work. Most stayed safely within the lines. A few strayed a bit.
With Becky’s teddy bear, though, every line was crossed—by a wide margin.
“Why did you do that?” Ms. Williamson asked.
“He’s jumping around,” Becky answered.
Throughout grade school, Becky got F’s in art. She never stayed inside the lines.
Today she teaches quantum physics at MIT.