Friday, May 7, 2010

Do you remember?

The excitement? The pure joy of receiving a Crayola Box of 64 (yes! SIXTY FOUR) beautiful, crisp, delicious new crayons????


It's raining here today and one of the memories of being a little girl that I will forever have is snuggling in with my fresh new crayons and a coloring book that awaited the bursts of color I had in store for it♥



Awww, the magic awaits! The possibilities endless!

I found this wonderful quote by Robert Fulghum:

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.

What a brilliant idea, don't ya think?

Sitting at work, wishing I was at home, curled up on a couch with a tv tray, 64 colorful friends and a new book to adorn :)

Have a great weekend!
Darla

7 comments:

Butterfly Works said...

Oh the memories of a big box of crayons just sitting there ready to be used to make beautiful pictures.....Sweet memeories.....
I love the sketches you did..
Hugs and Blessings

Diane said...

Oooh yes I remember!!! I didn't like to use them right away, because I didn't want to mess them up, and I only used silver and gold on special pictures. And they always smelled so good too :)

Createology said...

I don't care how old I am...I still get myself a brand new box of Crayola crayons each year. Last year it was the box of 64! YEAH!!! Happy coloring...
P.S. I love the happy parachutes.

Silke said...

Oh, I LOVE that quote! How wonderful and I think so smart! Of course, I have my box of 64. My favorite part - the smell... Love, Silke

rachel awes said...

yes i remember this
magical box
& not only do i adore
the WHOLE THING
but specifically
the names of the crayons
(cornflower blue)
& the waxy scent
& the crisp new tips!
lol.

Jennifer DeDonato said...

Oh, totally remember! The smell and the nice perfect tips. You really scored if you had a box with a sharpener! I remember not wanting to use them because I didn't want to mess them up.

SugarberrySensations said...

Oh.
My.
Goodness.

Darlaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! I love, love, love, love, love, loove, loooove this post!

When graduation is over - I'm going to get a new box of crayons and a coloring book! =)

♥Lori