Paper Tree

During lunch today one of my students spontaneously suggested that it would be interesting to fashion a tree made entirely out of paper. The interest would, naturally, be tied to the fact that trees produce paper. Her classmates agreed that creating such a tree would be a unique project, while I forced myself to not blurt out some inane definition of irony or post-modernism. After all, such a good idea deserves to remain in a state of imagination for a child. If it ever came to pass that she actually created the tree then she would instantly be labeled an artist and susceptible to all the critical discourse that robs ideas of their purity.

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