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The first step into a new situation can be a very scary one. Dr. Seuss acknowledges that even the
best planned lives will contain moments of uncertainty. He says, "You will come to a place where the
streets are not marked./Some windows are lighted. But mostly they're darked" (Seuss 20). Unmarked
streets symbolize unexpected occurences in lives. Lighted windows represent familiar circumstances,
such as the material covered in school. On the other hand, darkened windows suggest situations
which are different from what has been studied, and that can make them frightening. For some people,
worrying about their fears overpowers their desire to reach their goals. Seuss warns, "There are some
[unknown challenges], down the road between hither and yon,/that can scare you so much you
won't want to go on" (Seuss 35). The road between "hither" (here) and "yon" (there) symoblizes life's
journey. Because something scary may lie ahead, some people worry so much that they give up. The
inability to know what the future holds paralyzes some people's ability to make decisions. Fear of the
unknown can prevent capable people from taking the first step into an uncertain future.