All Real Artists are Prophets…



Last night I watched the Grinch and it got me thinking about Dr. Seuss, so I looked him up.   Did you know he was an
A R T I S T first???
I didn’t.
He was doodling in class and another student saw him and suggested he become an artist. She later became his wife and wrote the first Dr. Seuss book.  She also had a lot of cats and he eventually began to draw them.He also illustrated all his books. Did you know, some of his art had biblical themes to them too?  I was curious, so I looked it up and found out he was a committed Christian who believed that aligning oneself to Jesus meant living a life of radical love, compassion, and engaging in acts of social justice.He, like all REAL artists, was truly a prophet and I believe that is why we all love his books.I found this quote by him and wanted to share it.

I start drawing, and eventually the characters involve themselves in a situation. Then in the end, I go back and try to cut out most of the preachments.
Dr. Seuss


I did not know what preachments were, so I looked it up…it means the act of preaching or “A tiresome or unwelcome moral lecture or discourse; tedious sermonizing.”He had wisdom to be salt…I believe that is why his books are loved by so many…and are timeless.Because people do love the truth…but they don’t love preachments! God said to be salt, not salty…

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”                             

–Dr Seuss