Sunday, October 17, 2010

Oh! The Places You'll Go

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Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.....

.....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 ¾ percent guaranteed.)

Kid, you’ll move mountains!
So…be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ale Van Allen O’Shea, you’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!

- by the incomparable Dr. Seuss

I read " Oh, the places you'll go" thanks to my very dear friend from South Africa and I can't thank her enough. One of the most beautiful and profound piece of writing undercover as a Children's book! Incidentally, the first book by Dr.Seuss that I've read happens to be the last book that Dr.Seuss wrote. Sometimes doors open backwards! Read it here:

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Stacey said...

So now it's your favorite too... the story of a life's journey.

Neha said...

Yes it is!;)