“oh, the things you can think up if only you try!”

well, people, now you know where i get my inspiration from: idle 14th century poets and 1st grade readers!

because today i want to tell you about one of my heroes – dr. seuss: a fabulous poet, a man with passionate convictions, and a great painter. yes, he wrote children’s books. but his imagination and insight reach far, far beyond first graders (not that i mean to slight any first graders – there’s a thing or two they can teach us adults, or “obsolete children” as dr. seuss once called grown-ups).

have you ever read the lorax? even this retelling of it on wikipedia, without the poetry and without the evocative illustrations, brings tears to my eyes. it is the story of an old, lonely man who once waltzed into a small town, beautiful with trees, rivers, birds and fish, and who destroyed all of that by not listening to the voice that speaks for the environment. only, a tiny, tiny seed of hope remains …

dr. seuss, like many great artists, plays with paradox and layers and layers of meaning. and on the topic of meaning, he himself is paradoxical, too. while it is abundantly obvious that at least some of his pieces, like the lorax or yertle the turtle (and of course his political cartoons), carry strong messages about society, he has also been quoted as saying, “preachers in pulpits talked about what a great message is in [dr. seuss’s books]. no matter what you do, somebody always imputes meaning into your books.”

so rather than analyzing more of his work, i’ll just present some of it here to you, for you to make your own sense or nonsense of it. (and that in itself is a political statement of sorts, isn’t it? isn’t that what democracy is all about, letting people make up their own minds?)

there are troubles of more than one kind. some come from ahead and some come from behind. but i’ve bought a big bat. i’m all ready you see. now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!

you have brains in your head. you have feet in your shoes. you can steer yourself in any direction you choose. .

and you know what you know. you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

think left and think right and think low and think high. oh, the things you can think up if only you try!

if you never did you should. these things are fun and fun is good

unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. it’s not.

my alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz. it’s the letter i use to spell yuzz-a-ma-tuzz. you’ll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond ‘z’ and start poking around!

shorth is better than length.

and the turtles, of course… all the turtles are free- as turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.

isabella mori
counselling in vancouver

320 thoughts on ““oh, the things you can think up if only you try!”

  1. casino

    whoah this weblog is fantastic i like reading your posts.

    Stay up the great work! You realize, many people are looking around for this information, you could help them greatly.

  2. Shoshana

    Getting them to your devices is possible using some of your current Microsoft points.
    Scroll down the page for details on what tasks can earn you free how to get free microsoft
    points. And in Zuma Atlantis 2 your main goal is to match up three or more of the
    same kind of icons.

    Feel free to surf to my site xbox live code
    generator 3.5 (Shoshana)

  3. gamefly used games

    Foles will need to not be imprecise and his devices
    exacting to Foles’ screen while in the Eagles’ first NFC showdown, similar inside their option managing in 2013
    . Through five activities opposing ends that are small
    also have blended to score just one single landing and are averaging only five catches and
    43.8 meters per game. The impact of the working sport drops to novice running Andre Williams from Boston College back.

  4. code xbox live gratuit forum

    The Sony Play – Station 3 is the third in the
    Play – Station series and is expecting great success upon its release on November 2006 in Japan, United States,
    and in Canada. With gold membership you can capitalize on one of the
    most truly unique features of Xbox Live subscriptions, and the reason they and many other
    online gaming experiences have become so remarkably popular-multiplayer gaming.
    Nintendo revolutionized the industry with the very first concept of motion gaming, preceding Sony’s Playstation Move, and Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect.

    my page; code xbox live gratuit forum

  5. code Gratuit xbox live gold

    Sounds like there is nothing wrong with that but it felt so.
    The free play games will be available to all Xbox Live Gold subscribers and most of
    these games will be multiplayer by nature. Nintendo revolutionized the industry
    with the very first concept of motion gaming, preceding Sony’s
    Playstation Move, and Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect.

    my weblog code Gratuit xbox live gold

  6. https://sites.google.com/

    Try the risk free trial and you will find that you are not
    only impressed with what Zygor has to offer, but also hooked on it.
    Use the joystick in order to search all of the way
    lower before you start to see the “Redeem code” alternative.

    Nintendo revolutionized the industry with the very first concept
    of motion gaming, preceding Sony’s Playstation Move, and Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect.

    Also visit my web page generateur de code xbox live
    en ligne [https://sites.google.com/]

  7. sims 3 cheats free

    One thing you should know is that after you have the basics down and have lots of friends
    connected with your farm, the new features, gifts, and extras become more fun and
    exciting to you and everyone you play with. You require to be really mindful about which
    guide or website you use to support you with Farmville though, and I will describe why.
    The action hacking discussion boards become totally entertaining
    if you end up also given treasures.

  8. Intraday Tips

    It can be seen above that the buy orders at this price
    (demand) is 600 shares while sell order (supply) is 800 shares.
    Generally, there is less risk in the stock market when investing in the long term.
    This makes it much more accessible to the regular folks out
    there who want to invest in a changing market but don’t have thousands of dollars to invest,
    or to lose.

    My page Intraday Tips

  9. Viper Twin turbo kit

    Hiʏa. I notіced your site title, “oh, the things you can think up if only you try! ” does not
    really reflect the content of your internet site.
    Ԝhen creating уour site title, do you think it’s most ƅeneficiаl to write it foг Search engine optіmization or for your
    visitors? This is one thing I’ve been battling wіth simplƴ becɑuse I want great search rankings but at
    tҺe same time I want the best quality for my websіte visitors.

  10. dress wanita

    Hmm it appears like your site ate my first thoughts (it was super long) so I guess
    I’ll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I’m completely appreciating your blog.
    I too am an aspiring blog writer but I’m
    still new to the whole thing. Do you have any
    points for beginner blog writers? I’d genuinely value it.

  11. www.bearmarketinvestments.com

    I like the helpful info you supply for your articles.
    I will bookmark your weblog and take a look at once more right here frequently.
    I am rather certain I will be told lots of new stuff proper right here!
    Good luck for the next!

  12. maguires car care

    I used the Mother’s polish and the Blue Magic polish on my polished aluminum
    rims and I think the Blue Magic polish does a better job.
    Nowdays, with shoppers logging on to buy most of their requirements online, used cars are the
    next big thing on the web. ” This business chases geese away from golf courses, lawns, and parks, using trained dogs that do not harm the geese.

  13. global pharmacy

    That’s that this easy manner in addition to the it is each
    much less qualitative way to difference into a drug store technician.
    “In India number having to do with Medical entrance check-up held every year for admission so that you various medical pieces of software.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *