3:01 PM

The mother of my godson sent me an email today. Normally if someone said they thought about you as they read a Dr. Seuss book to their son, it might not sound that great.

But she said, “…it made me think of you. How you are in the waiting place…. But soon you will find the place where Boom Bands are playing!”

I have never read “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss before, but I just Googled it and found what I’m guessing is a copyright infringement cut and paste online.

I may be breaking the copyright law as well, but my guess is a lot of people don’t have the book. So…Dr. Suess

As I read it, I was startled to see the book that is being read to a 5 month old fits my thoughts to the T today. The ups, the downs, the confusion, the waiting, the places, I loved it all.

Doc Seuss sums it up:


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.”


I’m not a poet by any means, but in my own Dr. Seuss rhyme,

“And I hope you can see

all of this is not just for me.

That we are all free

to become who we want to be…”

I wish you well on all of the places you’ll go.