Thursday, January 21, 2016

If I were a Crayon...

Honestly, when I think of crayons, it reminds me of coloring books. The same kinda books that I would sit hours together as a kid and towards the end when I would gleefully show off my work to the adults some would pat my back while some would pull my cheeks over it saying, "It's just adorable!" or "Good Job!"

 Some aunts even took my coloring sheet with them after making me write my name on one corner of the paper, which I remember writing in BOLD letters with pride.

Well, this summer when I visited home, I got hold of one coloring paper from my mom's cupboard. At first, I thought it must be my son's art since the colors were haphazard and all over the dog and the house and the clouds and the sky. They were such dark colors that I mocked my kid saying, "Since when did clouds become blue in color?"

He sneered back at me and repeated the question.

I was confused.

He then pointed a particular name on the paper. I was shocked, embarrassed and blushed while trying to giggle it off.

Nah! my pre-teen did not give it off easily, though.

Then came the questions from him, "Why the house is red? Why is the dog black and why is the sky gray?" while I had to be introspective and come up with the right answers.

"The clouds are blue since I wanted rain. The house is red since it has strong people living in it. The dog is dirty thus black. The sky is gray since a thunderstorm is on the way."

Nature has defined colors around us. But, I think it is the eye of the observer on how he/she translates it. 

No wonder there are coloring books for adults too! So that they can inner-direct their feelings via a crayon. Amazing how a man gets to reflect on his thoughts, feelings via this pastel and self-express himself.

If I were a crayon, I would prefer to be Orange in color.

Orange is a power color. It is one of the healing colors. It is said to increase the craving for food. It also stimulates enthusiasm and creativity. Orange means vitality with endurance. People who like orange are usually thoughtful and sincere. Lady luck's color is orange.Curiosity is a driving characteristic of orange, and with it comes exploration of new things.

A crayon of any shade can bring color and a new dimension to the picture.

Mantra for today:  Our thoughts are alike the pastel thus can either make our life colorful or depressing.  


This has been a Finish the Sentence Friday post. This week’s sentence is “If I were a crayon…”
Your hosts are, me ( as always and the sentence-thinker-upper, Alyssa of Babies, Bloodhounds and Booze, Oh My!
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