World Peace Day

“Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air – explode softly – and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth – boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn’t go cheap, either – not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.”

— Robert Fulghum

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  1. i have such happy childhood memories of crayola 64-packs and i think it would make a most excellent “weapon for peace” – once upon a time i thought i could change the world with those colors – later on i thought about what would happen if every person in america sent a single red rose to the “despot du jour” (at the time it was saddam) – that’s more than 300 million flowers sent to a single person – how would that person feel, being the recipient of such an outpouring of love? would they cry? change their ways? become a caring, compassionate ruler? but then i worried: could the flower industry handle it? who would deliver it? would someone sabotage my plan by leaving all the thorns on the stems? and so i gave up on my plan for peace – the crayola plan sounds much more viable… thanks!

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