Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Day 16 - A Blustery Day on Pooh Corner

I hope everyone battoned down the hatches and road the wind out somewhere cozy and safe. By the time I took my photo for the day most of the gusts had subsided, but you still get the picture (get it? It's a pun!)

I recently read a wonderful book called "The Tao of Pooh" by Benjamin Hoff. It is an introduction to Taoism explained using the stories of Whinnie the Pooh. I highly suggest it to anyone looking for a thought provoking yet easy read. The wind today made me think of the scene where Pooh goes to Owl's house. Owl chatters on and on about all these things he knows and Pooh - well he just mostly sits and listens. Then when Owl's house falls down, Pooh is the one with the idea to send Piglet for help. If there is any lesson in that for me it is that knowledge isn't eveything. I have been stuggling a lot lately because of (what I feel is) my lack of knowledge. But thinking about good ol' Pooh Bear makes me feel the tiniest bit better. There isn't anything wrong with being a little simple or in the dark. I am trying to be less bogged down but what I Don't Know. What I Need to Know, I already know. And that will be my saving grace in the end.
Blessings and peace dear friends.


  1. Don't forget one other lesson that Pooh teaches us on those days when the storms are blowing all around us. Surround ourselves with good friends, even if they do talk a lot, and some good comfort FOOD.