Sunday Quote ~ a la Dr. Seuss
Theodor Geisel, better known to his fans as Dr. Seuss, is one of my favorite authors and if bedtime stories count as literature, then he is also the most read author in my home second only to Mercer Mayer of Lil’ Critter fame.
I recognize that there have been unfavorable allegations about him in the recent past and I have no way of knowing if they are factual or not; and this may surprise you but, it doesn’t matter to me. I appreciate what he created that positively awakened the imagination in generations of children and adults alike. I’m sure that there were negative things about him, he was human, and all of us suffer from the same sin condition. We are also all availed to the same redemption and allowed the choice to receive or reject it.
So, politics and history aside, here is a favorite quote from a favorite author:
“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
— the Once-ler, The Lorax (1971)
I don’t know what he was like in his “real life.” I do know that he created terrific worlds full of wonderful and diverse beings and some of the time, his words and his worlds were not only interesting but also profound. So let’s all find something that we care “a whole awful lot” about and do some great things this week.
Peace and happiness y’all ~