Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Although we all wish to be that effortlessly calm and still, reflective bear in A A Milne's Winnie the Pooh, we just are not. We are, in our own right, special, just as we are.

While Eeyore frets and Piglet hesitates, and rabbit calculates, and the owl pontificates, Pooh just is.

Perhaps within us, we are all of A A Milne's characters wrapped into one. Perhaps we need to look to see each of the characters and how they help us function with the idea of living, just living.

The Tao of Pooh had a remarkable influence on my life a few decades ago. I suppose that, because of the symbolism, I bought a big dumpy Pooh who says, amongst other things, "Honey" and an oversized Tigger because at that time I was bouncy trouncy. What do you that time? :)


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