(Crayolas. Photo by Robin. June 2007)
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
This is one of my all-time favorite quotes. It brings to mind a variety of things at a variety of times.
Today when I stumbled across it again it reminded me of colors and how lucky we are to have so many colors in life.
With that in mind, I’m going to do a small series on color, mostly because I think it would be a fun thing to do, a way to cover the world with a little of my imagination.
The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color.
~ Hans Hofmann