18 thoughts on “Friday’s Super Short Stories!

    • LOL! Having worked in daycare before and having kids of my own I can’t deny the truth in that! One child could have several crayons in front of them but they didn’t have the bright orange one like little Johnny!

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  1. In response to your first Super Short Story I must tell you a lengthy one about some exciting new crayons. Yesterday, as you may or may not know, was the annual United Nations World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development that began in 2002. The day, also known as Diversity Day, is intended to promote the value of cultural diversity and to learn how to live in harmony. This day came about following UNESCO’s Nov. 2001 Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity. So, what you might well ask and rightly so, does this have to do with crayons? Also yesterday the Crayola company, coinciding with Diversity Day, announced their “Colors of the World Crayons”. The box contains 24 specially formulated colors representing people of the world. The subtle shades are formulated to better represent the growing diversity worldwide. The colors fall into 3 main shades : Almond, Golden and Rose – and all the darker or lighter shades in between. Crayola teamed with Victor Casale, a cosmetics executive and chemist, to create these special crayons. Rich Wuerthele, Crayola CEO, in the announcement stated that the crayons represent a variety of skin tones to increase representation and foster a greater sense of belonging and acceptance : “We want a new World Color crayon to advance inclusion in creativity and influence the way children express themselves.” The crayons will not become available until July, but can be pre-ordered on Crayola’s web site. The second Super Short Story fits rather nicely with the Colors of the World Crayons too! To end this super long story I shall add a quote that Benjamin knows from our frequent reading of a framed print on my wall. “We could learn a lot from crayons, some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others are bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in one box.” – Robert Fulghum. The world will be a far kinder place when humanity learns to do the same! Thank-you!

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