Saturday, August 10, 2013

Surviving The Rat Race with Dr. Seuss

Photograph taken at Fingerhut Gallery of Laguna Beach

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities.”
Dr. Seuss

When I get stressed I force myself to stop... take a deep breath... and read...
Dr. Seuss.  Yes, the good Doctor knew how to cure what ails me. 
Ever since I was a child reading Green Eggs and Ham, I recognized that this guy really knows what he is talking about.  And now, even as an adult with a career, I realize that for every stress, every problem that seem unsolvable, ever God-Aweful moment, the man had words of wisdom that can get me through the tough times.

Photograph taken at Fingerhut Gallery of Laguna Beach
“You'll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You'll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.”
Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!: Yellow Back Book

Photograph taken at the collection of Unorthadox Taxidermy at Fingerhut Gallery of Laguna Beach

“Oh, the jobs people work at! Out west near Hawtch-Hawtch there's a Hawtch-Hawtcher bee watcher, his job is to watch. Is to keep both his eyes on the lazy town bee, a bee that is watched will work harder you see. So he watched and he watched, but in spite of his watch that bee didn't work any harder not mawtch. So then somebody said "Our old bee-watching man just isn't bee watching as hard as he can, he ought to be watched by another Hawtch-Hawtcher! The thing that we need is a bee-watcher-watcher!". Well, the bee-watcher-watcher watched the bee-watcher. He didn't watch well so another Hawtch-Hawtcher had to come in as a watch-watcher-watcher! And now all the Hawtchers who live in Hawtch-Hawtch are watching on watch watcher watchering watch, watch watching the watcher who's watching that bee. You're not a Hawtch-Watcher you're lucky you see!”
Dr. Seuss, Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?
Photograph taken at Fingerhut Gallery of Laguna Beach
 For when I reatire:
“~I love my job. I love the pay!
~I love it more and more each day.
~I love my boss, he is the best!
~I love his boss and all the rest.

~I love my office and its location. I hate to have to go on vacation.
~I love my furniture, drab and grey, and piles of paper that grow each day!
~I think my job is swell, there's nothing else I love so well.
~I love to work among my peers, I love their leers, and jeers, and sneers.
~I love my computer and its software; I hug it often though it won't care.
~I love each program and every file, I'd love them more if they worked a while.

~I'm happy to be here. I am. I am.
~I'm the happiest slave of the Firm, I am.
~I love this work. I love these chores.
~I love the meetings with deadly bores.
~I love my job - I'll say it again - I even love those friendly men.
~Those friendly men who've come today, in clean white coats to take me away!!!!!”
Dr. Seuss

“Teeth are always in style.”
Dr. Seuss

“In my world, everyone's a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!”
Dr. Seuss

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Pictures were taken at Fingerhut Gallery in Laguna Beach California
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