It’s mid-October and Halloween decorations are popping up everywhere–and it’s driving me crazy. I’ll just be honest, I don’t like Halloween, and we don’t celebrate it. Costumes are all up my alley, but I don’t have any desire for ghosts–partly a moral issue, and partly because I’m more susceptible to creeps than most people. 🙂
And this year I decided that I was just tired of darkness and ugliness, and I was going to fight them in the easiest way: celebrating sunshine and beauty.
And what better way to celebrate on a story-packed blog than with quotes? And what is the cheeriest, sunshiniest book on our shelves? The answer was obvious for me: The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne.
So, on all the rest of the Thursdays in October I’m going to post a Winnie the Pooh quote, starting now:
“Oo, Tigger,” he said excitedly, “are we at the top?” “No,” said Tigger. “Are we going to the top?” “No,” said Tigger. “Oh,” said Roo rather sadly. And then he went on hopefully: “That was a lovely bit just now, when you pretended we were going to fall-bump-to-the-bottom, and we didn’t. Will you do that bit again?” “NO,” said Tigger. Roo was silent for a little while, and then he said, “Shall we eat our sandwiches, Tigger?” And Tigger said, “Yes, where are they?” And Roo said, “At the bottom of the tree.” And Tigger said, “I don’t think we’d better eat them just yet.” So they didn’t. (229)
–The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne