“Oh, The places You’ll Go” de Dr.Seuss contado por la gente de BurningMan

11 01 2012

Burning Man es un evento anual donde decenas de miles de personas se reúnen en el desierto de BlackRock en Nevada para crear la Ciudad Black Rock, dedicado a las artes, las expresiones, la buena vibra y a la vida. Luego de una semana esta ciudad desaparece  como si nunca hubiese existido, aquí sus 10 principios.

Esta vez varios de los pintorescos y geniales participantes de BurningMan recitaron el último libro del gran Dr. Seuss, “Oh, The places You’ll Go”, que antes de morir quiso contarnos con su prosa maravillosa sobre las altibajos de la vida, cómo podemos estar preparados para ellos y que nos garantiza, en un 98 y ¾ por ciento, que tendremos éxito en nuestras vidas.

Aquí el video:

Congratulations!

“Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!”

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.

“You can steer yourself any
direction you choose.”

You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll
decide where to go.

You’ll look up and down streets. Look’em over with care.
About some you will say,

“I don’t choose to go there.”

With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
you’re too smart to go down a not-so-good street.

And you may NOT find any you’ll want to go down.
In that case, of course, you’ll head straight out of town.

“It’s opener there in the
wide open air.”

Out there things can
happen and frequently do
to people as brainy and
footsy as you.

And when things start to happen,
don’t worry.  Don’t stew.

“Just go right along.  You’ll
start happening too.”

“Oh, the places you’ll go!”

You’ll be on your way up!  You’ll be
seeing great sights!  

You’ll join the high fliers
who soar to high heights.

You won’t lag behind, because you’ll
have the speed.  You’ll pass the whole gang
and you’ll soon take the lead.

“Wherever you fly, you’ll be
best of the best.  Wherever you go,
you will top all the rest.”

Except when you don’t.
Because, sometimes, you won’t.

“I’m sorry to say so but, sadly,
it’s true that Bang-ups and Hang-
ups can happen to you.”

You can get all hung up in a prickle-ly
perch.  And your gang will fly on.
You’ll be left in a Lurch.

You will come to a place
where the streets are not marked.
Some windows are lighted.
But mostly they’re darked.

A place you could sprain both
your elbow and chin!

“Do you dare to stay out?
Do you dare to go in?”

“You can get so confused
that you’ll start in to race down
long wiggled roads at a break-
necking pace…”

and grind on for miles across
weirdish wild space, headed, I fear,
toward a most useless place.

The Waiting Place.

…for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go.
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or waiting around for a Yes or No
or waiting for their hair to grow.

“Everyone is just waiting.”

Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night
or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
Everyone is just waiting.

NO!

That’s not for you!  Somehow you’ll
escape all that waiting and staying.

“You’ll find the bright places where
Boom Bands are playing.”

With banner flip-flapping, once more
you’ll ride high!  Ready for anything under the sky.
Ready because you’re that kind of a guy!

“Oh, the places you’ll go!”

There is fun to be done!
There are points to be scored.
There are games to be won.
And the magical things you can do
with that ball will make you the
winning-est winner of all.

Fame!

“You’ll be famous as famous
can be, with the whole wide world
watching you win on TV…”

Except when they don’t.
Because, sometimes, they won’t.

“I’m afraid that some times you’ll
play lonely games too.”

Games you can’t win
‘cause you’ll play against you.

All Alone, whether you like it or not,
Alone will be something you’ll be quite a lot.
And when you’re alone, there’s a
very good chance you’ll meet things
that scare you right out of your pants.

“There are some, down the road
between hither and yon, that can scare
you so much you won’t want to go on.”

But on you will go though the weather
be foul.  On you will go though your
enemies prowl.  On you will go though
the Hakken-Kraks howl.  Onward
up many a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore
and your sneakers may leak.

On and on you will hike.
And I know you’ll hike far and
face up to your problems
whatever they are.

You’ll get mixed up, of course,
as you already know.

“You’ll get mixed up with many
strange birds as you go.”

So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact and remember that

“Life’s a Great Balancing Act.”

Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.

And will you succeed?
Yes!  You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)

“Kid, you’ll move mountains!

So, be your name Buxbaum
or Bixby or Bray or
Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea,
you’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So, get on your way!


Pueden ver más de esta maravillosa idea de Teddy Saunders en http://www.thecoolhunter.net/


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11 01 2012
Alfredo HuecK

nice. really nice

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