Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Kermit Wisdom

Here's some simple advise: always be yourself. Never take yourself too seriously. And beware of advice from experts, pigs, and members of Parliament.

When I was a tadpole there was really only one thing that I collected. I had a file of newspaper and magazine articles on Frogs in Show Business. It was a small collection, but I think it influenced me a lot.

I have a lot of great memories from the swamp. I remember when I was little, we'd all just sit out on our lily pads for hours and hours, rocking gently on the water and listening to the soft, sweet sound of chirping crickets. . . then of course, we'd eat the crickets. . . but that's another story.

I really do believe that all of you are at the beginning of a wonderful journey. As you start traveling down the road of life, remember this: There are never enough comfort stops. The places you're going to are never on the map. And once you get that map out, you won't be able to refold it no matter how smart you are. So forget the map, roll down the windows and whenever you can, pull over and have a picnic with a pig. And if you can help it, never fly as cargo.

When green is all there is to be it can make you wonder why - but why wonder? I am green and it'll do fine. It's beautiful and it's what I want to be.


Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Did you write this? It was quite fun.

won said...

I was thinking of you this morning, so thought I'd come by and say hello!

Sandy's Notes said...

This is great Diane, you have a way of making me smile everytime I come to visit. thank you for the lift.

Poetikat said...

Kermit is so full of wisdom!

I love your new "coexist" photo in the sidebar.

(I look forward to your poem on Hughes).


Jan said...

Green is my favorite color, which is another reason to pay attention to Kermit!

Julie said...

This is so sweet (and wise). I wish I had taken this advice long ago. I'm just starting to learn to love the frog that I am.

Anonymous said...

love it!
thanks diane!