…was a genius! I’ve been doing lots of reading to my kids, since it’s easy to do while elevating my knee, and Dr. Seuss almost made me cry. Sure, I may have been emotional (and drugged) but when I read it two weeks after my surgery, I was reading it to myself - Kai just happened to be beside me. The book: “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” If you haven’t read it recently, pick up a copy… and read it once a week. It’s one of my son’s favorites so I get to read it once a day. In my opinion, it’s the very definition of “a must read”!
The first thing that caught my heart was, “I’m sorry to say so but, sadly, it’s true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you…your gang will fly on. You’ll be left in a Lurch.” Gulp! I’m smack in the middle of a bang-up. What should I do Dr. Seuss? “…you’ll be in a Slump. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.” Drats! “You’ll start in to race…headed, I fear, toward a most useless place. The Waiting Place.”
Ugh! My least favorite place! At this very moment, I am in fact waiting for the “phone to ring”, for a big “Yes”, and for my “hair to grow”! It’s darn near excruciating;) What’s that? Somehow I’ll escape? Sweet! Thanks Dr.S! And I’ll be famous?! This is too good to be true.
Oh. Oh, I see. I lose it again. Sigh. But I keep fighting? Good for me! I’ll “face up to my problems whatever they are”? (I hope they’re not Haaken-Kraks). I’ll “step with care and great tact. And remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.” Ding, ding, ding! But will I succeed? “YES! You will indeed. 98 and ¾ percent guaranteed…Today is your day. So…get on your way!”
I needed that. These are just the highlights that spoke to me. It is in no way a substitute for reading the book yourself. Go do it! Right now. See you on the hardwood:)
Allison loves to write almost as much as she loves to dance, so no one had to twist her arm to get her to write about dancing!