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Toy dinosaurs, PHOTO: Sarah Lofgren

The time I couldn’t get my drawing on the cork board

And the lifelong trauma it inspired.

My kindergarten classroom was a vibrant, creative space. My teacher loved rainbows, so an enormous rainbow was painted across the far wall. The rainbow spilled into a fluffy cloud with a huge, cartoon smile on its face. You could see the rainbow from outside in the hallway — it was that big.

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