“Now, the Star-Bell Sneetches had bellies with stars. The Plain-Belly Sneetches had none upon thars. Those stars weren’t so big. They were really so small. You might think such a thing wouldn’t matter at all.”
Dr Suess is probably the most well known children authors of all time. With classics such as Green Eggs and Ham or Horton Hears a Who, children from all the world discover the bedrock principles of philosophy while they learn to read, making him influential on a level that most couldn’t ever dream of. Born in 1904 in the small town of Springfield MA, the town now honors his memory with a sculpture garden and local museum.
The park is small and quaint, yet a joy to hang out in. I sat for an hour writing next to Suess’ sculpture with the Grinch looking over my shoulder. As I let myself get lost in the moment, I felt as if I was a child again, searching for a pair of green pants with nobody inside them. Every couple of minutes, the sound of laughter from the children running across the field would ring throughout the air, setting an ambience that I can’t help but think Suess would have enjoyed writing in himself.
Accompanying the park is a small museum dedicated to him. I didn’t go in, as I tend to get weird looks from parents when I am an adult taking pictures in a children’s hang out place. If you have kids and have time, I would definitely stop in. With that being said, maybe I’ll steal some kids for a day next time to be able to enjoy the area to it’s fullest.
Closest Supercharger: West Springfield 4 mi
935 Riverdale St, West Springfield, MA 01089
Dr. Suess National Memorial Sculpture Park
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103