Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Lorax would be pissed

I have always liked Dr. Seuss' Lorax. He is not for everyone, I guess, like my kindergarten niece who is scared of him and about a million other things.

It is not that I am real environmentalist. I mean I like trees, but I love development and cities. Pretty hard to use a wheelchair in fields.

It might be because I am not much of a talker; the Lorax is and best of all he talks for those who don't talk themselves. "I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues." How can you not love the guy?

They started development in the field Friday. Not our house, not yet. Why you would start anything on a Friday is beyond me but whatever.

It was no fun to see, but we all knew it was coming. All I really minded was the trees, and they weren't even nice trees. It was just sad to see these things that survived so much torn up by a big old machine.

If I were the developer, I'd watch out for a furry, little, orange man.


Tania said...

Good one. I felt the same when they built a supermarket in front of my house where there was a small forest.-pacte

kibuki said...

You hit it right on the head Matt!! Dr.Seuss never made it into my childhood or any other hood but this Lorax cat - I like him already! It's hard to watch the familiar be disrupted especially without ceremony. The Lorax can give speech to those moments. Even the trees should be allowed final words.

Matt Trott said...

Thanks, I guess it is kind of like the "attention must be paid" speech in "Death of a Salesman," only with trees.

Anonymous said...

I think we need to make a lorax robot to scare the developers away!


Matt Trott said...

I don't want a robot Lorax, then our home would not be built. I don't want to live with Mom and Dad forever.

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