if you were a butterfly and I was a bee wouldn’t it be wonderful we would fly and be free in a world full of somethings in a world full of woe wouldn’t it be everything to fly to and fr…
Source: Wouldn’t it be wonderful
I had a long day. It began in Fernie, BC in the midst of great ski country. I got as far as Olds, Alberta, within view of the Rockies, and encountered car trouble and was towed home. We have a regular shop we take cars to, so we dropped it off.
What a treat it was to find this poem and image waiting. What if we were butterflies and bees? We could live in a world of somethings.
David at Barsetshire Diaries suggested we need a contemporary Dr. Seuss. Perhaps with a concerted effort we can match his wit and wisdom and as Jonathan at By the Mighty Mumford commented we would have a Seuss on the Loose. Oh, that is so wonderful and Seussian.
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Thanks so much for the mention. I’m sending a get well soon card for the car.
Thank you David. It is in good hands.
😀 I chose a Seuss them for the combination party for graduation/retirement celebrations for the 2 generations I’m sandwiched between, this May- “Oh the places you will go…” 🙂
What a party that would be; oh, such a special party and place you will go.
🙂 Liked it better than the “Bon Voyage” theme – but same sentiments, but Seuss just always seems to carry that extra oomph of fun and excitement! LOL
Enjoyed this post. Think we have much in common. 🙂
I am glad to hear from you. I look forward to sharing.
Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
WONDERFUL WORDS…I HADN’T READ CLOSELY ENOUGH!
Forrgive me for not responding sooner. Seeing a reference to one’s blog is not the same as truly reading as to why. Thank you for quoting and posting this wonderful discussion!
You are welcome Jonathan. You have such a catchy way with words: Seuss on the Loose.