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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Remembering Jim Henson on his Birthday


"When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope still is to leave the world a little better for my having been here. It's a wonderful life and I love it." - Jim Henson.
Today in 1936, a creative genius named Jim Henson was born. Even though the world lost him while he was still far too young... the characters and worlds he created live on in our hearts today: “Sesame Street,” “The Muppet Show,” “Fraggle Rock,” “The Dark Crystal,” “Labyrinth”, Yoda . . . and the list goes on and on...
I still love all things Henson. As I'm sitting here typing this, I see Cookie Monster on my bookshelf. Animal is here too. Yoda is nearby reminding me to do, or do not... there is no try. Words to live by. 

The Muppets have evolved since Jim’s passing, but their legacy lives on. The crazy characters he created still dance and sing, and their stories aren't finished. "The New Muppet Show" made its debut on network television this week. But before television shows, and movies, and theme park attractions, there was just a man. A man who was more than just the voice of a frog. He was also the heart. And he simply wanted to bring joy to others through puppets.
And boy, did he.
Thank you , Jim Henson!!! Someday... we'll find it. <3 

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