Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Life is like abox of .... crayons.

I was given this quote to prompt me to think:

Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you're really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I've got a few missing. It's ok though, because I've got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the 8-color boxes. Does anyone else have that problem? I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation.. so when I meet someone who's an 8-color type.. I'm like, "hey girl, magenta!" and she's like, "oh, you mean purple!" and she goes off on her purple thing, and I'm like, "no - I want magenta!"” -- John Mayer

Here's my take on it. I disagree that most people are like the 8 color boxes. I think that most people are more like the 128 color, giant boxes. We've all got a bazillion vibrant colors at our disposal, but some people are just better at stretching and using the odd colors ... or repairing crayons when they get broken ... or not being afraid to lend out our crayons to others. For that matter, what's wrong with being an 8 color box, if you're really REALLY good at it? Life's all about differences -- embrace them!


kaj said...

I was sort of thinking that I was the box of 128 crayons. Definitely with the sharpener on the back, but probably with the end of a crayon stuck in it. LOL!
How about that magenta crayon. LOVE IT! Then what does it say about me when about 10 crayons are still perfect. Never touched. Maybe I need to explore that part of me. Hmmm. Something to think about.

Jenn said...

i agree with your 128 theory. however, i also agree with john that most people only use the tried and true 8 for whatever reason. a safety net perhaps? i dunno. i'm definitely a 128'er...ya never know what color is coming out next, although some are pretty worn out - even with sharpening ;)

marge said...

I am a 128'er all of them used, some with the wrapper off baring their souls.

Mel said...

I'm thinkin' I'm a box of 8.

But I like swapping out which 8. LOL


Eleni said...

Totally agree about the 128!!! :D Love to visit and pick your brains!!! :D Have a great day! :)