I’m dusting off ornaments,
untangling a ball full of metal fishhook hangers from each other
and uncurling ribbons on those (damn) wreath bows.
I think it might be time to go shopping.
Ode to Dr Suess: Ding-Dong, Ring-Ring
Ding- dong, Ring- ring
all the bells are RING-ING!!
cash registers opening.
Boy! All those entrepreneurs are “hoping”…
All those folks out there, being “customers”,
AND BUYING stuff up!
They shop and don’t stop
Just what could THEY POSSIBLY BE THINKING???
Inside every customer
is a mind that is
THINKING to fill ITS own voids,
and center its being.
Customers buy to be happy, and satisfy
AND customers especially treasure artists, for their gifts,
BLESSED at birth.
We love, we laugh, we cry,
We harden, we age, we narrow,
Ding-Dong, Ring-Ring, customers nearing!
Take niche to find thrive, hurry up, there’s still time!
GO AHEAD, follow the signs to give your customer a ride–
On the ARTWAVE you know, well.
YOU KNOW? The one YOU CAN RIDE!!
You ride to find niche for your customers, who will buy!!!
What they pay for is YOU, to teach them to GLIDE.
To glide on the ride that, YOU KNOW how to ride.
The one that produces Your OWN version of THRIVE.
We RIDE. We thrive. THEY Ride. They Glide
We all simply enjoy
as we all simply ride.
But do you remember the day, YOUR art called your name????????
It TICKLED your funny bone, calling to YOU, Outloud AND BY NAME!!
Go CartoonIST and VisionIST.
Go off in your sleigh with A Plan,
BECOME AN Artistic missionist!!
Your future, it awaits you, its only begun.
Your art wave will take you, anywhere,
quite far and far flung!!
..as long as you ride it, AND SHOW OFF ITS FUN!
To Yonder and Listen and Dreamer and Great VisionISTS;
your patrons, are waiting for you..remember to visit us!
Ding-dong, Ring-ring, my poem is nearly done.
Take the arts into the future, and find life Ohhhh SOOOOoooooo MUCH richer,
Merry Christmas, Dr. Seuss; you’re a missionIST and my hero
from a patron, gliding,
and sent with love.
Wishing all of you patrons and bloggers
a wonderful holiday season!
Thanks so much for the fun homage to Dr. Suess…it made me smile. May you have a blessed peace filled holiday season.
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