Wednesday, January 29, 2014

a happy definition.

“What I like doing best is Nothing."

"How do you do Nothing," asked Pooh after he had wondered for a long time.

"Well, it's when people call out at you just as you're going off to do it, 'What are you going to do, Christopher Robin?' and you say, 'Oh, Nothing,' and then you go and do it. It means just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering."

"Oh!" said Pooh.”


  1. What wisdom is found throughout all of A.A. Milne's writings! He truly knew how to find the beautiful joys in childhood play.

  2. I can't read that chapter without getting a little heart-tug. I love Milne. ^.^ Ava came down with a 24-hour flu last week, and she was up in the middle of the night after getting sick and wanting someone to read to her. I brought down The House at Pooh Corner, and Daddy, who had never read it, discovered a new love for Pooh and Milne as he read it to her. If it hadn't been midnight by that point, I think the two of them would have stayed up for hours, Daddy easily persuaded to read "just one more chapter." Such is the charm of that darling, silly old bear.