Mom, It's My Birthday!
Hooray! Today is Dr. Seuss' birthday! 108 he would have been, a sacred number for everything zen. The end of a cycle, the number 9, but his books will be here for a long, long time. So let's try something fun, what do you say? Will you play this game, comparing his quotes to Dave's? I bet they're quite similar, both being poets. So, take a look at this list, and see what you notice!
Dr. Seuss: Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.
Dave: Don't you know, when you live life, then you become what you are?
Dr. Seuss: Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
Dave: Wash out this tired notion, that the best is yet to come.
Dr. Seuss: Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Dave: All the freaks are on parade.
Dr. Seuss: You'll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
Dave: And if you hold on tight to what you think is your thing, you may find your missing all the rest.
Dr. Seuss: Think and wonder, wonder and think.
Dave: I was just wondering if you'd come along. Hold up my head when my head won't hold on.
Dr. Seuss: Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting so get on your way!
Dave: Don't burn the day!
Dr. Seuss: Think! You can think any think that you wish.
Dave: I think I can, I think I can.
Dr. Seuss: If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.
Dave: The things you never did, cause you might die trying.
Dr. Seuss: You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
Dave: Shine your light, while you got one.
Dr. Seuss: A person's a person, no matter how small.
Dave: The first step is the hardest of all.
Dr. Seuss: Be who you are and say what you mean because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
Dave: Once round, just once, that's all we got. So don't waste time trying to be something your not.
Dr. Seuss: It's opener out there, in the wide open air.
Dave: She's gonna break free.
Dr. Seuss: Today I shall behave as if this is the day I will be remembered.
Dave: So when my ghost takes me from you, you'll remember the fool that I am, don't cry baby, don't cry.
Dr. Seuss: From here to there and there to here, funny things are everywhere.
Dave: Funny the way it is, if you think about it.
Dr. Seuss: Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not.
Dave: Can't sit back and wait for a miracle to change things, so lift up your eyes, lift up your heart. Singing.
Dr. Seuss: Step with great care and great tact and remember, life's a great balancing act.
Dave: So, if the road gets rocky girl, steady as we go.
Thank you for that! I thought it quite fun. Just one more reminder that we all are one.