The Absinthe Drinker

The Absinthe Drinker
Victor Oliva, "The Absinthe Drinker"

MacKenzie

Abandoned girl in the coffee store.

MacKenzie. High school freshman, drama student, waiting for her father to arrive from over the hill while kind older women look after her.

"I want to write children's books. I have one I'm working on now. Can I read it to you?"

Jacob Lawrence, "The Children Go To School," 1946
Jacob Lawrence, The Children Go To School (1943)

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Dirty Old Man

Cool girls in the coffee store.

Privileged: sleek phones, designer labels. Running shoes and excellent posture. It's granted the parents will pay for them to be here.

Leader, confident, fast-talking, points to her phone. "Dirty old man! He texted me!"

Jacob Lawrence, "The Children Go To School," 1946
Jacob Lawrence, The Children Go To School (1943)

Source: www.markphillips.com