It’s Friday, you Say? Dr. Seuss’ birthday!
At 108, life’d still be great
If he lived in San Miguel
With his mademoiselle.
Audrey, we invite you down
To our little old town.
We’ll always love Ted
Even if he’s… gone.
Okay, fans, Dr. Seuss poetry may not be my strong suit, but I can still pay homage to Ted Geisel, who would have turned 108 today. Ted was about 82 when he wrote “You’re Only Old Once,” but had he been living in San Miguel de Allende, he’d have realized you’re forever young here in our land of enchantment. Need an example? Your blogger is among his greatest fans, and I still feel like a kid just writing this blog!
Remember how You’re Only Old Once starts out? Dr. Seuss was obviously thinking of San Miguel. Just read on:
“One day you will read in the national geographic
of a faraway land with no smelly bad traffic.
In those cacti-covered mountains of San Miguel de Allende
Everybody feels fine at a hundred and three,
‘cause the air that they breath is potassium-free
And because they chew nuts from an avocado tree.
This gives strength to their teeth, it gives length to their hair,
and they live without doctors, with nary a care.
And you’ll find yourself wishing that you were out there
in San Miguel de Allende, and not there in your chair.
Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it, this life in San Miguel? If you want to live in a Dr. Seuss house—and yes, we have a few of them like the one shown here—give me a jingle. And instead of reading “You’re Only Old Once,” you’ll be living the young life!