Here at Fresh Living, we salute the imaginative, word-bending genius Theodore Seuss Geisel on what would have been his 105th birthday. We especially adore The Lorax, of course. I just checked out the video (see below) for the first time in years (woah groovy 1970’s soundtrack!) and got sad/happy chills re-hearing his prescient words, which couldn’t be more relevant today:

“My name is The Lorax and I speak for the trees–let ’em grow, let ’em grow! But nobody listens too much dontcha know. I speak for the trees and I’ll yell and I’ll shout for the fine things on earth that are on their way out! They say I’m old-fashioned and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast.”

Thanks, Dr. S., for this inspiring creature to remind us of the importance of protecting disappearing life and beauty–and that we really don’t need any more thneeds.

For more on Dr. Seuss, check out Janice Taylor’s Green Eggs and Ham recipe today and our fun 12 Lessons Horton Taught Me gallery.

What’s your favorite Seuss tale?

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