Here's the bit I read to the group:
I stood up in my first grade class and said, "Do these chairs have to be in rows? Can we put them in a circle, or sit on the floor?" The answer was no, and I began to hide my creative thinking.
I also began to invent illnesses so I could stay home from school and read, write, and create. One year I missed 92 days! I believe that this saved my creative life.