“I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees”
For any of you that read Dr Suess to your children, that may sound familiar. I saw the remnants of my clematis blooms and it reminded me of the wonderful Dr. Suess story “The Lorax”
I went back and reread it and it really touched my heart. Here are some excerpts.
“Way back in the days when the grass was still green,
and the ponds were still wet
and the clouds were still clean
and the songs of the Swomee-swans rang out in space
one morning, I came across this glorious place.
I first saw the trees, The truffula trees!
the bright colored tufts of the truffula trees!
Mile after mile in the fresh morning breeze”
The story goes on to tell how the Oncler found a way to market the truffula trees and started to cut them down
So the Oncler “invented the Super Axe Hacker which whacked off four truffula trees ot one smacker”
Of course , because of his greed he destoys the once beautiful land and says
“I meant no harm, I truly did not….but I had to get bigger so bigger I got.”
I could not help but think of the BP gulf oil mess while reading this story and thought what a wise man Mr. Theodore Geisel (Dr. Suess) was.
If you want to read it it’s well worth the time. Here’s a link The Lorax I’ll warn you, it may bring a tear to your eye….it did mine