Monday, September 29, 2008

To Winnie the Pooh~

Have you ever noticed how almost all the persona's in the world are perfectly demonstrated by the characters in A. A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh?

You've got innocent, naive, yet brilliant Pooh, depressed, melancholy, but adorable Eeyore, anxious, fearful and sweet loving piglet, A.D.D- way too much fun, dangerously enticing Tigger, control freak, "get it done" Rabbit, egocentric, but nonetheless wise Owl, and nurturing, mothering, care-taking Kanga.  

And furthermore, have you ever noticed how easy it is to identify with every one of these wonderful story book friends, on any given day?  Wouldn't it be so much simpler to articulate your feelings, if you could just say, I feel like Eeyore today, or I am having a Pooh day thank you very much.

A good friend once told me that I remind him of Pooh, while my brother is defiantly a cross between Eeyore and Christopher Robin.  And indeed, I think this to be true, for the most part anyway.  My brother goes through life carrying his umbrella saying things like " tut tut it looks like rain," and I on the other hand, have a tendency to head out the door without shoes, which lets face it, is okay sometimes, in some countries, if the sun is out.  Unprepared, is a part of living that I have become rather familiar with.

The thing that I am realizing at this stage in my life is that one cannot stay Pooh Bear eternally. I mean there are days when you simply wake up and need more then honey to put the world right, days when all the honey on the planet doesn't make up for the difficult circumstance that our Mother Earth is in, or the unbearable frustration that sometimes comes with simply being human.

Yesterday, I was Pooh Bear, and today, due to no reason in particular and all reasons big and small, I am part Eeyore, part Rabbit, part Piglet.  Today I am plagued with Rabbit's drive to do a million things, and Eeyore's belief that none of it will manifest, and Piglet's fear that I simply don't have what it takes anyway.

And still, I recognize that this outlook belongs to today, and tomorrow, like yesterday will be another landscape entirely. Yes, tomorrow there will be a different kind of Hundred Acre Wood to explore, that is for certain.

And so, the New Moon Journey I find myself on today, has something to do with putting my arms around the Eeyore, Rabbit, and Piglet inside of me, with the all encompassing loving compassion of the Pooh Bear, I know that I am.

Happy New Moon in Libra~ I hope the path you find yourself on today leads you to a hill over looking a vast and beautiful valley that reminds you of your own wonderful depth.


ArtSparker said...

Love your post today. I have thought about people as Pooh characters at times - especially when I took a class a couple of years ago when I observed a Tigger and an Eeyore attempting to interact. I don't know about fixing the world - you do Tikkun Olam with what is nearest. Otherwise, I think the market may be self-correcting to the point where it helps ecology at this point in time (and I am not the world's biggest optimist).

Trula said...

Are you familiar with "The Tao of Pooh" and "The Te of Piglet" written by Benjamin Hoff? I have a copy I can loan you. Thank you for writing Nao. You move me.

Nao Sims said...

Trulaaaa! Thanks for coming to visit me here.
I love the Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet, and still it has been too many years since I opened them. I must revisit them, Indeed, I must.