(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
Thanks Robin – I hadn’t seen that Crayola quote for quite awhile and you put a smile on my face with it. Great concept that he came up with.
I’ll be looking forward to following what it is you do with your colour ‘scheme’. This oughta be good!!
I love this one – thanx for sharing
it’s being added to my favourite quotes collection right now
Do you know where we can get the miniature parachutes?
What a beautiful idea
i injoyed youre post use to have a box of those, many an hour i spent coloring, still would if i could some decent color books bb birch
This quote came at a perfect time. I just finished watching Bridge to Terabithia with my 10 yr. old son and his neighbor girlfriend. It was full of imagination and color and art. When the movie was finished, the two of them took off outside to go color the world with their own imaginations. It was so enchanting to see….
Robert Fulghum is one of my favorite authors…thank you for reminding me of the above quote! He’s got some great ideas, doesn’t he? Just the other day, a business associate said to me, “As an adult, if you want to be left alone on an airplane, bring a coloring book and crayons, and color.” In the context he meant that other people would think you were nuts and stay clear of you. I responded, “I don’t think that would work, if I saw you coloring on an airplane, I’d ask if I could join you!” I think we all should color on occasion! In fact, I still do! Instead of Disney coloring books and crayolas, it is now mandala books and colored pencils – it is a great form of meditation for me. Yes, we are lucky to have so many colors in life to enjoy.
This is a wonderful series. Thank you so much for sharing its beauty with the rest of us.