Happy Dr. Seuss Day

Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known as children’s book author Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2nd 1904 and to celebrate his birthday, I had a bit of fun matching up a few of my photos with some quotes from the “winning-est writer of all”. Although the grouchy, cave-dwelling Grinch is my favourite character, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” wins my heart for both story and spirit and these are some of my favourite verses:

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.

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It’s opener, out there,
in the wide, open air.

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You will come to a place
Where the streets are not marked.
Some windows are lighted.
But mostly they’re darked.

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Onward up many
a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore
and your sneakers may leak.

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On and on you will hike
and I know you’ll hike far
and face up to your problems,
whatever they are.

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You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!

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Kid, you’ll move mountains.

xxx Ailsa

About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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102 Responses to Happy Dr. Seuss Day

  1. stephenreno says:

    Beautiful pics and I love Dr Seuss.

  2. The places you will go! One of my favorite books! Great post!

  3. frizztext says:

    You have brains in your head.
    You have feet in your shoes.
    You can steer yourself
    any direction you choose…

  4. frizztext says:

    all backpackers’ slogan …

  5. I like the pictures very much! However, the verses speak to me even more! I have quoted the first verses at the end of my email – something for others to think about too!

  6. scottfack says:

    This is a wonderful entry dedicated to Dr. Seuss. I just recently re-read “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” kinda in honour of my cousin’s passing (because he, like me, had followed his dreams and travelled a fair bit). My favourite Dr. Seuss book is “The Sleep Book”. Not as well-known, but it still puts me to sleep, 30 odd years later!

    • ailsapm says:

      What a beautiful way to remember your cousin, Scott, so sorry for your loss. I haven’t read The Sleep Book but I’m going to take your recommendation and find it; I often have a hard time falling asleep. xxx

  7. suej says:

    Loved the idea of matching the photos to all those quotes! Thanks for visiting my blog, that’s how I came to visit here….

  8. You matched the words with the images perfectly…

  9. Shards Of DuBois says:

    Beautiful shot of the canyon, and I LOVE that street sign, with the noogie on top, and the milkeyway..LOL oh and your Dr. Seuss ain’t bad either!!! 🙂

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