Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Oh, The Places You'll Go!

Oh, the Places You'll GoImage by joedawson via Flickr
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 one who'll decide where to go... This is a quote from Oh, the Places You'll Go! Which is a book written and illustrated by children's author Dr. Seuss. It's important because it has a personal, symbolic meaning for my partner relating to an earlier incident. I reference quotes from popular media regularly to provide deeper meaning but I rarely draw anything these days. I used to be considered quite the artist, but I always felt that drawing made me irritable. Today something inside compelled me to sketch some pictures in a card I purchased and attach the above quote. It took over an hour to produce the sketches, I had originally intended to write a message that would cover the entire two pages as I have done previously. I felt that would distract from the memories I have shared with her and the emphasies on the quote. I do feel that she will go places, she instilled the belief that I could achieve anything through her drive and determination. She coincidentally taught me how to work behind a bar earlier! I had intended to give her the card when the A Level results are announced but, because she will be in Zante, I gave it to her tonight as I have a gut feeling that she will succeed. I have only known her a short time but already I have seen her workrate, it's an admirable quality and she deserves this for that reason. I only wish I could be beside her when she learns the outcome!

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