Monday, March 18, 2013

Don't get stuck in The Waiting Place.


...for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or the waiting around for a Yes or No
or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.

Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for the wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night
or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
Everyone is just waiting.

NO!
That's not for you!



When I came across this photo of all the kidlets, I couldn't resist posting some excerpts from Dr. Seuss.      

"Oh the places you'll go!
 
 It's hard to believe how fast these kidlets have grown.  



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.

You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.
You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you'll be best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.

Except when you don't.
Because, sometimes, you won't.

I'm sorry to say so
but, sadly, it's true
that Bang-ups
and Hang-ups
can happen to you.

You will come to a place where the streets are not marked.
Some windows are lighted. But mostly they're darked.
A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin!
Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?
How much can you lose? How much can you win?
 You can get so confused.





Oh, the places you'll go! There is fun to be done!
There are points to be scored. There are games to be won.
And the magical things you can do with that ball
will make you the winning-est winner of all.
Fame! You'll be as famous as famous can be,
with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.

Except when they don't
Because, sometimes they won't.

But on you will go
though the weather be foul.
On you will go
though your enemies prowl.
On you will go
though the Hakken-Kraks howl.
Onward up many
a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore
and your sneakers may leak.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)

KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!
 
Your mountain is waiting.
So...get on your way!




So far we have a Wildfire Biologist working in the Kaibab National Forest and next year we will have a micro-biologist.  I can't wait to see what the rest of them decide to do.
  






3 comments:

  1. Yes! Perfect! Great post! We'll all keep reminding them that they have brains in their heads and feet in their shoes!

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  2. Love it! It sure is a pretty darn great bunch of kids! No bias here! HA! We too will remind them "Why fit in? When you were born to stand out!" Dr. Seuss also

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  3. Yes, indeed. They are a great bunch of kids and have so many talents and the possibilities are endless.

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