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I wrote this quote up on my wall at school.  It generated enormous discussion amongst my grade 7s, reminding me that they were all kids that played with crayons once upon a time.  I still have my jumbo box of Crayolas downstairs, and I am almost ready to give them over to my daughter for her to enjoy.

Almost.

“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

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