The Once-ler: And all that the Lorax left here in this mess was a small pile of rocks with one word.
Boy: [reading it] “Unless?”
The Once-ler: Yes. “Unless.”
Boy: What’s an unless?
The Once-ler: [sung] Just a far away word/just a far away thought…
Boy: A thought about what? About something I ought?
The Once-ler: [sung] Well… A thought about something that somebody ought/a thought about something… that somebody… ought.
The Once-ler: Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing’s going to get better. It’s not.
Welcome to Take One of March’s Secret Subject Swaps. This week, Baking In A Tornado handed 15 brave bloggers a secret subject from someone else and assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts!
This time my “Secret Subject” was submitted by: http://mybrainonkids.net/ .
The subject she gave me…
If you got to spend the day with any Dr. Seuss character, who or what would it be and what would you do?
So many wonderful fun vibrant characters to choose from!
It’s no secret I’m a bit of a tree hugging hippy.
I can’t help it, I like nature.
Hanging out with The Lorax would be pretty neat.
Plus I’ve always had a burning desire to ask The Lorax a question.
Lorax, how do you lift yourself like that and will you teach me?
Now I’ve always thought it would be pretty funny to be Sam-I-Am.
I don’t know how awesome it would be to chase people around with Green Eggs and Ham.
I wonder how much it pays to shove moldy looking food at a stranger.
On second thought, being the resident food pusher around here, I already have a little Sam going on.
Would you, could you,
Eat over your plate!
Hurry up or you’ll be late!
Would you eat with a fox?
Be a dear and pass the lox
Would you could you in the rain?
Why are you eating strange colored food in the rain with a potentially rabid fox! Get inside before you catch a cold!
Eh, er… um, maybe Sam would re-evaluate his career path after hanging out with me so maybe I’ll pass on the eggs as well.
Training and interacting with those amazingly beautiful creatures sounded too good to be true!
Young Gerald and I would stroll through the park eating over sized fluffs of cotton candy and drinking fruit juice out of animal shaped plastic bottles.
He’d tell me of his travels, where he caught which creature and we’d laugh until it was time to shovel poop.
We own six exotic cats, I LIVE in a zoo.
I’ll take a pass on more poop please!
I am a big fan of his life philosophies.
It’s rare to find an elephant with such high morals and values now days.
I tend to root for the underdog but it’s even better when it involves someone freakishly taking a leap of faith because it’s the right thing to do.
I think Horton and I would do some floating down the lazy river in the afternoon.
Then my hay fever would act up and poor Horton had a nervous break down at the idea that my snout could be wiping out whole cities and thriving worlds.
My sneeze could break the elephants back.
For the love of Whoville!
You can’t take me anywhere!
Sorry Whovillians and Horton old pal!
Never my plan to go so afoul!
Wont take but a minute to be right up to speed.
This cat oh this cat works magic in a small space,
Leave a disaster of laughter just in case
anyone had any doubt about this cat made of sin
Oh what fun we’d have! Oh the shenanigans!
However, friends like The Cat are really no good for us at all.
I wouldn’t be a very good example if I went around causing mischief with a rather large cat in a striped top hat.
His unpredictable nature would reek havoc causing me to want to box him and ship him to Katmandu.
Ship a beloved character to foreign lands?
Oh yeah… quickly before one of his many things escapes!!
Hike along the crystal blue rivers teeming with humming fishing playing a favorite tune.
Lounge below the multi colored tufts of the truffula trees listening to Old Lorax tell the stories from when he was once young. While the Bar-ba-loots frolic and enjoy the sun.
Wide open spaces no menacing threats.
A place to run free, be happy and yet
The Lorax and I would find much work left to do,
No bad attitudes and no being a poo.
We’ll be on a mission to right all the world’s wrongs
Doing such good they’ll immortalize us in songs.
Oh the places we’ll go and adventures we’ll see…
And then I woke up because I had to pee.
Unless you visit the other awesome Secret Subject Swap Bloggers,
You wont know the crazy talent I’m writing with!
http://www.BakingInATornado.com <—-The super blogger that puts this all together. Hats off to Karen!
http://mybrainonkids.net/ <—- The awesome lady behind my subject this week!