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Dr. Seuss Returns Thanks to a Box of Forgotten Drawings

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It was the summer of 2009. I had failed out of college (I’ve since graduated), was bumming on a friend’s couch, and was unemployed. I sat on my friend’s stoop angst-ridden, unsure of the future, desperate tears streaming down my face. And then, for reasons I don’t grasp, a line popped in my head, “Somehow you’ll escape all that waiting and staying. You’ll find the bright places where the Boom Bands are playing. With banner flip-flapping, once more you’ll ride high!” I gushed. I sobbed. I spilled out a pain borne of years of loneliness and bad decisions. The next day, I rushed to the library, found a copy of Oh, the Places You’ll Go and made this document. I…

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