Sometimes I wonder where and when certain ideas began and how they were able to build and gain strength even though they make little sense.
One of these unspokens is illustrations are only allowed to be in children's books. Adults are allowed a thought-provoking quote and a perhaps a squiggle of an illustration at the top of a chapter, but a picture?! The horror!
Two of my favorite books are shelved in the kid's section. One is about growing up behind the wall in what we now call the czech republic. Another is about the journey of an immigrant. Both are beautiful and thought-provoking. They make you stop and really listen.
(The author of "The Arrival", Shaun Tan, has a website which is also a nice place to visit.)