Sunday, April 22, 2007

Dr. Seuss and Dr. Freud

Kiki recently bought a book from our childhood - and I'm sure it's from yours too. It's called "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" and it's of course, a Dr. Seuss book. Now, here's my issue. For some reason, Dr. Seuss wasn't a huge part of mine and Tina's childhood - we were more into Robert Munsch to be honest. So we delighted in "Mortimer - Be Quiet!" and "The Paper Bag Princess". Robert Munsch is a genius - he absolutely is. HOWEVER, the book entitled "A Promise Is A Promise" scared the life out of me. Seriously, I am listening to the audio version of it right now, and I've got chills. This is so twisted. How did other children not revolt when this book came out?! It's the book that haunts me in my dreams - I remember it so strongly. I understand that they used to tell little Inuit children to stay away from the ice cause they would get sucked under by a monster ... but the pictures ... they were so dark. I'm not going to retell the whole story right now but just trust me, it was terrifying.
Anyways, I had serious issues with the whole story though I'm sure any therapist (Freud included) would chalk it up to commitment issues or a need for rebellion - nothing a couple pills and some over priced couch time can't fix. So, I just wanted to share that little story with you. I know you don't care - but hey, if you're willingly reading this, you should know better by now.

More than Mental,


Muss said...

I can honestly say, you canm never have too much overpriced therapy.... Especially in your case....

TinaG said...

Totally know what you mean! I too was creeped out by the dark art work and the story. I can appreciate it more today but at the time...not cool. Maybe it's a sister thing? Then again I was scared by Steve and Dave once into believing that the ground would open up one day and I would fall into hell while having murderers torture me on the way down...pretty much scared of everything.