Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

It is only appropriate on this Writer Wednesday to pay homage to the one and only...Dr. Seuss. 

Many of my favorite books as a kid were Dr. Seuss ones, and I find that even as an adult, his books still have meaning. For instance, Oh, The Places You'll Go! speaks to my life as a writer in an almost prophetic way, particularly the "waiting room" portion. That is exactly what I feel like in my writing journey -- waiting for the phone to ring, for a yes or a no -- how does he know so much about me?! 

Take a moment and listen to this reading of Oh, The Places You'll Go! (read by the talented John Lithgow) and tell me which part you identify with most as a writer. Are you one of the high flyers? Or are you in a slump? Or, like me, are you in the waiting place?


  1. I would have loved to have dined with the man. Wonder how he'd talk about his food. Green eggs and ham, sam I am!

    Too. Much. Fun!
    ~ Wendy

  2. Me too, Wendy! Although, I don't know if he'd be able to come up with a word to rhyme with my pancakes. Hamsteaks?

  3. Oh, Dr. Seuss! I love Red Fish, Blue Fish. (Hope I remembered the title correctly!)

    Waiting is soooo hard. I'm hoping you'll get the call you want soon!

    I'm in an up & down place, but I'm excited so that's good!

  4. I don't really know Dr. Seuss, but I heard a lot about him.
    Keep up the good works!
    I am looking forward to see more.

    Kelly from table carrée 8 personnes