Monday, October 5, 2009

The Wisdom of Dr. Seuss

This afternoon, during Quiet Time, Isaac requested that I read Horton Hears a Who, by Dr. Seuss. I have always loved that book, mostly for its overt pro-life message. Today as I read, however, I noticed yet another message with which I agree. As is the case with all classics, I learned something new as I read it. Allow me to share a part with you.

The Mayor of the speck, in an effort to prove to the Wickersham brothers and their gang that "we are here", had required all townspeople to make as much noise as possible. He then found one Who who wasn't doing his part. The Mayor scooped him up and took him to the Eiffelberg Tower.

"'This', cried the Mayor, 'is your town's darkest hour!
The time for all Whos who have blood that is red
To come to the aid of their country!' he said.
'We've GOT to make noises in greater amounts!
So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!'

"Thus he spoke as he climbed. When they got to the top,
The lad cleared his throat and he shouted out, 'YOPP!'

"And that Yopp...
That one small, extra Yopp put it over!"...

This epiphany is important because it reminds me and encourages me during this point in history in which we now find our United States of America. No voice is too small. It takes unity and every single conservative Christian citizen in America to stand up and shout, making his voice and convictions heard.

"So open your mouth, lad. For every voice counts!"


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Amy said...

Hi Sarah! I was so glad to see a link to your blog on Orchard House! Thank you for sharing. What a beautiful family you have! I hope you won't mind if I add you to my blogroll! I would love to see how your life in the wild outdoors progresses! As it might be my life one day too. Thanks!

Amy Earle

Kimberly said...

I enjoyed talking with you at the conference, and it was fun looking at your blog. I look forward to reading about your family adventures.

vince+shannon+mattie+ireland +afton+chamberlain said...

Yeah, me, too - YOPP! I still have people not speaking to me over my last tea party post! :D