"Some are sharp, some are pretty and
some are dull. Some have weird names and all are different colors,
but they all have to live in the same box."
And, I would like to add: the worn and broken ones are often the most loved. Remember your treasured metallics?
My dear friend Donna shared this in a 2013 wish. Definitely worth a share!
If you're one of those of "another colour" - I believe personality tests classify this as "orange" (or was it "gold"?) you might relate to "The Crayon Fascist" blog entry. I say "other" because, as my husband frequently reminds me, I tested at the extreme opposite end of that profile. Digression 2: A rose is not a rose... On Wiki there is a list of Crayola crayon colour names. Or maybe you'd like to check out the Benjamin Moore listings - my first two clicks led me to "Veranda View" and "Peppermint". If you're looking for something a little more Canadian, check out Homestead House Paints. And on and on... Isn't colour a wonderful thing? When I think "youth literature", I remember the wonderfully illustrated but now out of print "The Paintbox Sea" and the short novel "The Giver" by Lois Lowry. Classics.