All the Promise of a New Box of Crayons
My mother surprised me with 120 Crayola Crayons this week. I thought this was an awesome gift! Every time I open a new box of crayons and that waxy scent fills my nose and the bold colors in that distinct cone shape comes into sight, I feel a sense of promise, but of what, I am not sure.
New school supplies always invoked a promise to help me do better this year, be more organized, and get good grades. New shoes tend to promise to help me make an entrance. But I am not sure what promise new crayons give me – but the feeling is huge.
The feeling is a giddy excitement and the sense that dreams will be realized. As a child, I used crayons to draw new worlds, and create unique things – like unicorn fashion magazines (that would be a magazine dedicated to the life and style of unicorns).
This gift came at a perfect time. I am feeling completely unmotivated to “create.” I think I will put any big and thought provoking work to the side for now and focus more on projects like Sake and nautical jewelry. If a new box of crayons does anything for you, it should remind you to simply have some fun.