by Kohl, Herbert R. 2007.

As the title says, an aging man, educator and overachieving social activist learns how to learn in a painting class alongside 5 and 6 year-olds. Along the way he learns something about painting in the classical Chinese style, but he also gets to have a proper childhood finally, gains access to grounding in meditative painting, learns something about reconciling life’s contradictions, begins to come to terms with aging, and discovers how to get the goal out of the way in order to master the art of being present in the world.  I liked it.