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Monday, November 8, 2010

Lessons from Childhood #2

I just had a flashback to a PBS clip from my early childhood of the crayon factory.  Such joy!

CarvedCrayons

It was sparked by this quote:

“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

EDIT:  Horizon found the Sesame Street Video, so I had to add it: 

2 comments:

Biki said...

Wow! I totally remember that crayon spot! Loved Sesame Street, totally and completely loved it. Nice post, thanks for the happy memories.

Phunk Factor said...

Hahaha...omg...that brings back so many memories...we didn't get Sesame street on tv so my uncle had gotten us loads of episodes on video....it was soooo much fun to watch this piece....wen i learned how to rewind i would watch this part again n again n again!!

Thanks, man...u just opened a trunkful of happy memories fr me!!!

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