Friday, June 20, 2014

Crayola Bomb

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 instead of death.  A child who touched one wouldn't have his hand blown off.

-- Robert Fulghum (4 June 1937 -), American author, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten (1986)

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