I’m always so excited when Emma tells me “put it on the blog” because my dream has been that this blog will be something she wants to, one day, take over as her own and where she will permit me to, occasionally, make a “guest” appearance.
What follows was Emma’s response during her RPM session to write about something she cares about in a persuasive manner. She skillfully demonstrates theory of mind, empathy and an abundance of compassion I wish the rest of the world would try to emulate.
“Crayons Have Feelings”
“The colors are many in a box of crayons. All over the world people use crayons to make them happier. It is never used as a way to punish.
“Did you ever think of what the box of crayons felt like when they were opened?
“Notice which colors are used the most. They are ripped and sometimes broken. The less popular colors, like brown, look so new they can be displayed in a museum. Nobody plays with them. They watch the other colors play and roll with their friends in the mud.
“Brown crayons are lonely. Red crayons get the most attention.
“You should show the lonely colors on the front of the box.
“Do you have questions?”
I am persuaded, Emma.