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Thursday, March 19, 2009

And Now We Begin the Crying....

Seriously, this is the saddest thing that I've heard since Mr. Rodgers died. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit company that produces Sesame Street has had to lay off 67 workers in this new, terrible economy. It wasn't enough, Bush, was it that you did almost everything wrong, now you have to take Elmo away from me too?! Anyway, so, according to the story here, Sesame Workshop is in some real trouble. I don't know about all of you, but I was raised on Sesame Street, and I've never stopped loving the characters (real and puppets), and there is nothing better to watch on tv, even now with Dora the Explorer and all that other stuff, for a kid to learn about numbers, shapes, counting, and just being themselves. Sesame Street had a way of telling us that it was perfectly okay to be who you were, and not to worry about other people telling you that you weren't fine. And it taught us to accept other people even if they were black, white, or snuffalupaguses. We learned the stuff that would help us pass test, but we learned stuff that would help us when we were out there in the world. It helped mould the minds of kids, the most impressionable, innocent beings on the planet. Children are what we should strive to be, open and nonjundgemental, innocent and basically kind. We take the lessons we learn from life, we digest them and learn from them, but we don't let them change who we are, and who we are. I don't think it's too much to give Sesame Street credit for some of that. I watch it from time to time today, and marvel at the simplicity of it, the hope that it offers, and the kindness and caring that it tries to impart on the children. So, anyway, I went to the Sesame Workshop, and I discovered that you can donate directly to them. I will be donating and I hope that anyone reading this will do the same. If Sesame Street touched you in anyway when you were growing up, or even yesterday, then give what you can. This is a resource that we have to pass on to our children, so we can tell the next generation how to get to Sesame Street.

You liked that didn't you?
I know you did.

Donate to Sesame Workshop. Elmo will thank you!


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