Saturday, March 3, 2012

"Which Way Does A Tree Fall?"

I've been on a Dr. Seuss kick for about a month now. I know some people are opposed to him because of his political views that can be read in the books, but lets face it; who doesn't know about "The Cat in the Hat".

So many amazing quotes come from his work. And the beginner readers are GREAT! I've been teaching a child about opposites through his books. About different actions, opposites, HOW TO READ! I used to hide in the closets with my Dr. Seuss books, reading to my self and anyone who would listen to me.
I got to see The Lorax today. It was amazing. The go green message came out great, just as it does in the book. In movie (not in the book) the Lorax asks the Once-ler "What way does a tree fall?" and the once-ler stares at him, clueless. And the Lorax with a sad face just responds "The way it leans." and just turned around and walked away. The once-ler seemed hit by this statement. As was I, I got to thinking if I was a Trufffla Tree, which way would I be leaning? What would make me lean one way versus the other, yes the sun is a biological factor. What is my sun, though? What is your sun?

The Lorax left a rock around the first tree the Once-ler cut down that said "Unless."
"Unless someone cares, no one will." What do you care about?
Unless we care about something, no one will. What do you care about? What will you make the rest of the world care about?

"You're in charge of the last Truffula Seeds.
And Truffula trees are what everyone needs.
Plant a new Truffula. Treat it with care."
-The Lorax by Dr. Seuss