“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
Picture the world filled with semi-literate, adolescent pencil-chewers, scarcely capable of stringing a dozen words together without some addition of anthropomorphized symbolic punctuation: a culture of explosions, cliches and melodrama, lacking any respect for subtlety, satire and well-crafted verses. Now imagine if Dr Seuss had never lived.
Despite the prophesied Oobleck clogging the artistic follicles of modern civilization, it could have been worse. Without the pedagogical lexicons of Green Eggs and Ham or The Cat in the Hat, without the whimsy and life-lessons of Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, where would we be? In a tree? Out at sea? How much did his books set us free? Although the answer to that is not within the scope of this post, suffice it to say that we hereby declare Dr. Seuss a truly Wubbulous Beard of Action.
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