A Little Something From Our Pasts...

saves_the_day's picture

Went through my closet earlier and I found a book. One that I know
we've seen a hundred times or more. One that I know we've passed up
a hundred times or more also. I want to share a part of it to you.

"Except when they don't.
Because, sometimes, they won't.
I'm afraid that some times
you'll play lonely games too.
Games you can't win
'cause you'll play against you.

Whether you like it or not,
Alone will be something
you'll be quite a lot.

And when you're alone, there's a very good chance
you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants.
There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
that can scare you so much you won't want to go on.

But on you will go
though the weather be foul.
On you will go
though your enemies prowl.
On you will go
though the Hakken-Krats howl.
Onward up many
a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore
and your sneakers may leak.

On and on you will hike.
And I know you'll hike far
and face up to your problems
whatever they are.
You'll get mixed up, of course,
as you already know.
You'll get mixed up
with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life's
a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)


be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
you're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So...get on your way!"

(((Seuss, Dr. "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" New York:Random House. 1990.)))

Felt I needed to share that with everyone. If you haven't read this book yet, please do.
It's not just a childrens book. Dr. Seuss hated kids. Wanted nothing to do with them. But
boy could he write. Listen to that little kid inside of yourself and remember:
dream big or go home. Have faith. Take the road that's less traveled in the end
it'll make you happier. Listen to yourself. Take it to your heart.


sugarmagnolia's picture

i love that book. in my publ

i love that book. in my public speaking class, our first assignment was to read a children's book aloud, and i choose that one. my teacher said he felt very reassured and confident after my rendition. awesome awesome book.

"freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose"

rowie's picture

i havent read that but it sou

i havent read that but it sounds good.

~~Liebe kann nicht falsch sein~~

**you must be the change you wish to see in the world**