Embracing the Rainbow

When my son was six years old, he brought home a “Student of a Week” questionnaire asking about his favorite things. Of course, one of the questions was “What is your favorite color?” I was proud of his answer, “All of them.”.

Now, if I walk down the endless rows of blues indicating these toys are for boys and the pinks for girls. I can’t help but wonder how did we get so mixed up when did a color represent a gender. When did the brightness of a fuscia or the darkness of midnight blue become one-dimensional?

Embracing the Rainbow

Therefore, If I were a crayon, I’d want to be the whole box because…

Sometimes I feel sweet and sassy like a tangerine, feminine and petite, with a soft outside and juicy inside.

Other times, I’m a boss like a goldenrod, wrapped in a good mood, shining with brilliance. I am respected, honored and an indicator that seasons change.

When the color of blue surrounds me, I’m often in bed, quiet and feeling alone. The warmth of the covers comforts me inside and out as I search for the perfect movie to fit my mood.

In the dark times, that blue becomes black as I fall deep in depression and willing to listen to anyone or feel for anyone wanting to close on the ball and cry.

Thankfully, those periods aren’t long and I’m able to bounce back with the shade of emerald. The color of life flows through my veins as I take back my life and responsibilities.

I do have to say that I’m tickled pink when playing with my girls, as that’s the colors that my cheeks turn after laughing nonstop at their antics.

I’m covered in red on date night as we venture out on the rare occasion to be alone on the dance floor surrounded by the crowd.

Plum best describes my type of anger, a mix of sadness and passion, disappointment and sympathy.

My life reflects the vibrancy of the largest box of crayons, so if I was a crayon, I’d be the whole box.


This has been a Finish the Sentence Friday post. This week’s sentence is “If I were a crayon…”
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44 thoughts on “Embracing the Rainbow”

  1. I love this. I’d want to be all the colors too, and it ranges through the day. Sometimes I’m seething red, or passionate red. I love your tickled pink!
    Sometimes I’m blue.. or white.. or my least favorite – grey or brown.

  2. I love this post. It is hard to pick just one and why should we. We do need to embrace the rainbow and live a colorful life.

  3. This is great. I think I’d choose to be all the colours too, but mostly the bright ones. Because I would much rather be a happy colour than a dark and not so happy one.

  4. I would need all the colors. Sometimes you are feeling bright pink and full of energy. It would be to hard to pick just one.

  5. I don’t know what or who came up with blue for boys or pink for girls. I like to see a man in pink or lavender shirt does not take away from their manhood for me. Embracing the rainbow color as a female who can easily get away wearing these colors should be also acceptable for males!

  6. I love this. There’s a song “Crayola doesn’t make a color for your eyes” that celebrates the different colors in the world. It was something I was thinking about this week.

  7. I love your analogy. I would have to say that I am an entire box of crayons too! Some days I’m down other days I’m up somedays and yellow something is I’m read.

  8. Oh I love this answer and how you described so many different colors for your different moods. I love your son’s answer, too! Thanks so much for joining (going to try and add your link to the linkup if it’ll let me).

  9. That’s pretty awesome. I love your son’s answer as well. And the way you described your emotions through each color. Thanks for the lovely read.

  10. If I had a crayon it would be red. But I certainly have days I wish that I had the whole box. What a refreshing post this is. Loved it!

  11. Such an interesting post. My favorite colors are Blue & Orange, where blue goes well so much with anything around me. But I agree it is not going to be the best when you remain the same all time & a rainbow of changes is all could bring more fun.

  12. This is a brilliant post. I’d like to think I’m a bit of all the colours at some point. Like others have said it varies on the days of the week

  13. Melissa Bernardo

    Your post is wonderful! If I were a crayon, I think it would have to depend on the day. Some days are calm, others are stressful 🙂

  14. I love the idea of comparing yourself with a whole box of crayons! 🙂 Crayons, different colors I mean, indeed represents our different emotions 🙂

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