This work is soft color pastel on black paper created today by a student at Indianapolis Public School 58 named after Ralph Waldo Emerson on the city’s east side. The school has quotes from Emerson’s works all over the hallways. Stuff like, “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” or “There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.” If my mother was alive and I read this quote to her she would say, “Word to the wise.”