Today while surfing the net I came across this saying:
Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air – explode softly – and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth – boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn’t go cheap, either – not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination. ~Robert Fulghum
I posted it on facebook and then I thought I should write about it on my blog. I love the saying. Just imagine how colorful the whole world would look like today if every bomb that exploded was full of colorful happiness and joy? It would be a beauty bomb full of color.
I was also reminded of getting my 1st box of 64 crayons…all those beautiful colors, the smell and of course the sharpener. That was pure joy! I remember getting out a piece of paper and trying out every color. I can still smell them in my thoughts.
COLOURlover mentions in their blog that for the last 100 years or so kids have been exploring and creating worlds of color with Crayons. For a lot of us, our life long love affairs with color began with these wax sticks and a blank sheet of paper. According to a Yale University study, the scent of Crayola crayons is among the 20 most recognizable to American adults. Coffee and peanut butter are 1 and 2. Here we go down crayon color memory lane with all 120 color names and hex codes, fun facts and photos. You can see all this here in COLOURlover.
Do you think this is why I like working with wax so much? all those memories of the crayola box of crayons?