The whole world brightens up when Shining Silver comes around. She’s a sparkler. Silver is laughter. Her voice makes music on the air. There’s a mischief in her walk that says it’s fine to play a while. Even girl crayons flirt with her. Shy little boy crayons follow her. Cranky old lady crayons who have 100 cats can’t help themselves, they give her cookies all the time. She’s just a decent color crayon. How could you not love her?
Got a problem? She’s the silver lining inside the cloud you’re seeing. She’ll find the bully who’s on your case and shout him down to slimy green. She’ll find a truck to help you move and dazzle crayons to pitch in with you. And while you’re busy packing, she’ll bring champagne to keep things sparkling and fun. Got a worry? Shining Silver will listen to what’s brought you down. Then she’ll put a shine back on the dreams that you thought were gone.
Sure she has days that she feels frazzled or too afraid to shine. Those days are special, because it's nice to know she needs us too sometimes.
Her friends are more than fond of Shining Silver. We talk about her and wish her here when she’s not with us. It’s hard to make a sparkly sky without her. A gleam in someone’s smile just isn’t the same if she’s not here. She doesn’t know how much the whole world needs crayons like her. Silly her, she thinks she’s just another crayon.
I can’t think about her without smiling.
If I grow up, I want to be just like Shining Silver.
—me strauss Letting me be