I recently received a blog post notice in the mail and when I opened it to read it I was greeted with a quote by Joni Mitchell which I want to share with you.
“My family could only afford to get me the box of eight Crayola crayons, but I craved the one with all 24 colours. I wanted magenta and turquoise and silver and gold.” — Joni Mitchell
While I enjoy Joni Mitchell’s music, I never knew this about her. Ironically I too always wanted the magenta and turquoise and silver and gold crayons! To this day those are some of my favorite colors, along with purple of course. I wonder how many people wanted those colors or like those colors now… what does it say about it? Are we the creative ones because we wanted something that was “out of the box”?
What are your favorite colors crayons or otherwise? I’m curious I really would like to know. Some people have favorite colors they like to wear but if they were drawing painting or coloring they have other colors they prefer. I wonder why that is.
I wonder if kids will ever know what it’s like to not have. To not have silver and gold, to not have turquoise and magenta, or even to not have crayons. I worry about the kids of the future even though I know there is nothing I can do about it. Now we have tubs of 200 crayons and 24 packs of all metallic colors. It’s wonderful! But how will they learn to appreciate what they have when they have never had to do without? I think those who have done without are the ones who really appreciate what they have.
Well apparently I got torn away in the middle of writing this post because I never published it and I just found it in the drafts folder! I don’t know that I had anymore to say about it. I think it kind of speaks for itself. I think we need to teach our kids how to dream.