The Lorax- A Tribute to Dr. Seuss


It has been over a week since I saw The Lorax, a film adaptation of the book by Dr. Seuss.  It is really a tribute to one of the greatest literary minds of our modern history and his voice regarding the environment and our responsibility to it.  The message of the Lorax is simple, but it is in that simplicity that makes it  profound in so many ways.

Dr. Seuss uses what may seem like nonsense and whimsy on the surface and drives home to the heart that which teaches the soul what is really important. In a world where commerce and greed has killed all trees except for one seed, hope abounds with a clarion call ( and great song in the movie) – Let it Grow!   There is is redemptive and hopeful message that promises us that we can still undo what damage has been done.

Of course the biblical and natural reference to the hope and power of nurturing found in a seed is the center of the movie.  It is in the return of trees that mankind also can save themselves.

I miss Dr. Seuss.  I consider him one of the wisest minds that we have ever had on this dear earth. His fanciful and colorful tales that seem to be only for children,  when really read carefully and understood show the depth of some of the most voluminous books of wisdom on civilization’s shelves.

Go see the Lorax.  Be a child and learn as one.

You will be inspired to change the world.

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3 thoughts on “The Lorax- A Tribute to Dr. Seuss

  1. “the Lorax” has always been one of my fave Dr Seuss stories. I have to smile when I see my younger (teenage) friends refer to “the Lorax” as the movie. Not knowing that the story has been around much longer than the movie…

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