Monday, April 02, 2007


What's that smell, that magical smell, as the cardboard is cut with the thumbnail?

It's like wax, perhaps, but maybe it's the dye.

Maybe it's the tightly wrapped wrappers with color-coded words like "Brick," "Periwinkle," and "Pine."

Maybe it's the eternal prospect of production guaranteed by the built-in sharpener.

It is a big box of crayons, fat with 96 shades of ROYGBIV.
It is the promise of creations yet created.
It endless possibility.

Life may not be a Gump-like box of chocolates. It may not be what you make it, or even what you attempt to make it. And in the end, Oprah's "Secret," may be nothing more than wishful thinking.
However, sometimes... sometimes... Life can be a big box of Crayons, just waiting for you to pick the right color.
Possibility is in the air.
Can you smell it?


  1. I love crayons. Except I hated the moment that you had to use the built-in crappo sharpener. The minute you had to tear the paper sheath... I suppose it's like Kierkegaard's "Diary of a Seducer" from Either/Or. You no longer want what you've already tasted. It's the chase that gives one the thrill. That's why I always bought the box of 24 and replaced it frequently.

  2. When I read the title, I just thought you'd mixed the number order up.

    I was expecting some porn riddled return to blogging

  3. One can always hope...

    Besides - He didn't say what he was DOING with the crayons. You know, he likes to "color" without pants on...

  4. Anonymous12:37 PM

    All I smell is cheap cologne and gin.

  5. Hmmm, I read Mitch's comment and immediately thought of

    "wax on, wax off..."

    and for God's sake its coloUr!!
    Bloody Americans

  6. Lisa, is "colour" a verb in the UK? Or is it "colouring"? I would argue that in this context, if there is not such a usage in the UK, then we can spell it however we'd like, as it's a colloquial usage.

  7. Is that like Favourites?

  8. yes Dr Bri

    and valour and honour too

  9. And then there are the ae words in the UK: paedophilia or haemorrhoid.

  10. Anonymous3:08 PM

    Hmmm...what is this a metaphor for.

  11. ...that's the question.

  12. which did you pick? Something solid and true? Blue? Or have you gone for adventure and picked Tumbleweed?

    I was always fond of the smell. It made me feel rich.


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