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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Slipping off to a Sand Dune with Dr. Seuss
Some of you might know by now I'm a Dr. Seuss fan. I am, I am. So, when my son told me about this great little video made at the Burning Man Festival using the Dr. Seuss book, "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" I knew I had to watch it. Then share it. You probably already know about the festival, so I won't go there, and maybe you even know about this video and I'm way behind the curve, but just in case that's not the case, I'm posting it.
The title is alluding to Maria Muldaur's song, "Midnight at the Oasis." One night at a bar, many years ago, a man told me I looked just like her. He told me this more than once. I told him he was drunk. He insisted he wasn't. Then he fell off his bar stool.
They're connected by a very thin thread. But a lot of things are.
Here's the song: youtu.be/Q3tHYb4_bAg.
And here's the video:
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love, Love, LOVE those wacky Burners. Crazy, every single one of them, in the most wonderful and beautiful way.ReplyDelete
And some of them made a pretty cool video.ReplyDelete
Wow! The Burning Man Celebration has become Disneyland. I had no idea.ReplyDelete
The video was charming and I love that Dr. Seuss book. Somehow that story just fit the Burning Man folks perfectly.
Thanks for that video! Very cool!ReplyDelete
farmlady, I think it's expanded quite a bit from its original purpose, and that's fine. The book does seem to be a natural fit for the folks who attend. I'm glad you enjoyed this.ReplyDelete
montucky, You're welcome. I love looking at the world with fresh eyes.
This was a hoot I saw it somewhere the other day.ReplyDelete
What an enchanting video, I watched it again and then many that came up with it.ReplyDelete
I know nothing of Dr. Seuss, Teresa, but I enjoyed this immensely. Thanks.ReplyDelete
Linda, I'm glad you liked it!ReplyDelete
George. Know nothing of Dr. Seuss? You are from another Universe! I suspected as much. :) I kid. They are worth checking out for the pure fun of it and the stories are often allegories about different aspects of life and our culture. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
Thanks you a bushel and a peck and a pint and a quart and a hello and a good-bye! I loved that video and I'd never before heard the song. You just keep leading me forward.
Dee, Your timing is flawless. I really needed to hear this right now, this moment. This means a lot to me. You're an angel.ReplyDelete
I'm having a bit of a problem with my internet connection, so, will save the video for when it is working, but, had to tell you that I love Dr. Seuss too, I do.ReplyDelete
I would often use Oh, the Places You Will Go as part of commencement addresses when I gave them at the middle school (junior high) level. I'd insert some of the kids' names in, much to their goofy middle school delight. Nice memory.
Penny, He certainly spoke to children and adults alike with his wonderful verses, often sprinkled with lessons on compassion, love, and acceptance. Nothing else like them. I can well imagine how delighted those children were at hearing their names inserted. A lovely idea.ReplyDelete
Teresa -- I don't know if you are aware that one cannot leave a comment on your most recent post. -- barbaraReplyDelete
Thank you, Barbara, I was messing around and didn't realize I'd made a change! I've corrected it.ReplyDelete
I love Dr. Seuss - but I'm the one who never had heard of Burning Man. I'm still not quite sure what I think of all that, but the video's great! Glad to have been introduced to it.ReplyDelete
Hi Linda, I'm trying to cut back on my opinions, so I hesitate to give one.ReplyDelete
I've never been, but there is a wide range of people and ages that attend, from what I understand. I am glad there are young people who still think and act outside the box. It actually crossed my mind last night that I did not want to be one of the "Don't trust anyone over 30" generation, who now doesn't trust anyone under 30. LOL Thanks so much for commenting.
Dr. Seuss is my man. ;)ReplyDelete
I didn't realize women could be at the Burning Man festival. I have only vaguely heard OF it, but without detail. Guess I should google it--LOL! Always learn something when I come here. And...always end up lost on youtube. This time I watched an 8 part interview with your twin. ;)
Rita, The festival has become much more than its origins. You night ant to google. My info is only second hand.ReplyDelete
My twin. Missy, don't push it. LOL
Saw Maria Muldaur in a jazz club in Glasgow 18 months ago. Very bluesy and very classy. She does actually look a but like your pic. Maybe that guy wasn't so drunk. :)ReplyDelete
Hi Tony, Well, I like the bluesy and classy part.... probably just the dark hair. It's nice to know she's still around and making music. And it's nice to know someone who just saw her in a club in Glasgow. Cool.ReplyDelete
That was fantastic. What a fun project, and a meaningful message for all of us. I can see why people give this story to their graduating kids.ReplyDelete
Mary, It speaks to us all, doesn't it? No matter the age.ReplyDelete
I was once thrown out of the burning man festival...too unconventional they said. Hee Hee HeeReplyDelete
Well, yeeeaah. There's only so much strangeness that acreage can take.ReplyDelete
Yea! The modem is fixed and I was finally able to see the video. It was so worth the wait, Teresa. Just wanted you to know I saw it.ReplyDelete
Dear Penny, You are so sweet. I'm glad you enjoyed it.ReplyDelete