Monday, March 19, 2012

A Visit to the 100 Acre Wood

I'm all a-puddle. I wandered into the 100 Acre Wood this morning, in search of a certain conversation between Piglet and Pooh, and stayed longer than I had intended. While eavesdropping on the circle of friends who inhabit the woods, I found I couldn't just snatch my quote and leave. They invited me in for a bit of honey, and it was as sweet as any I've ever tasted.

I hadn't meant to, but I stayed for lunch. And now I find it's time to go. I don't want to go, but I will have my memory of these dear friends, and will hold their words in my heart. Here's some of what they said ~

"Some people care too much. I think it's called love."

"What day is it?"
"It's today," squeaked Piglet.
"My favorite day," said Pooh.

"I wonder what Piglet is doing," thought Pooh. "I wish I were there to be doing it, too."

"Good morning, Eeyore," said Pooh.
"Good morning, Pooh Bear," said Eeyore gloomily. "If it is a good morning, which I doubt," said he.
"Why, what's the matter?"
"Nothing, Pooh Bear, nothing. We can't all, and some of us don't. That's all there is to it."
"Can't all what?" said Pooh, rubbing his nose.
"Gaiety. Song-and-dance. Here we go round the mulberry bush."

"If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear."

"You can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right; but spelling isn't everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn't count."

"One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries."

It's snowing still," said Eeyore gloomily.
"So it is."
"And freezing."
"Is it?"
"Yes," said Eeyore. "However," he said, brightening up a little, "we haven't had an earthquake lately."

"Always are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."

All quotes found here


Stephanie said...

I love Winnie the Pooh so much! These quotes made me smile. :D

Ginger Kauffman said...

Perfect, Stephanie. I was hoping for smiles from people reading it. (They made me smile, but they also made me just about cry.) Glad you liked it.

Elizabeth said...

I love Pooh Bear and company. Sometimes we get our book out and read chapters out loud during dinner parties, and let different people take turns reading. What fun!

Ginger Kauffman said...

Sounds like a lovely way to spend time with friends, Elizabeth. Let's do that next time we're together!