Friday, January 15, 2016

When I began it

“How would it be,” said Pooh slowly, “if, as soon as we’re out of sight of this Pit, we try to find it again?”

“What’s the good of that?” said Rabbit.

“Well,” said Pooh, “we keep looking for Home and not finding it, so I thought that if we looked for this Pit, we’d be sure not to find it, which would be a Good Thing, because then we might find something that we weren’t looking for, which might be just what we were looking for, really.”

“I don’t see much sense in that,” said Rabbit.

“No,” said Pooh humbly, “there isn’t. But there was going to be when I began it. It’s just that something happened to it on the way.”

―A.A. Milne


  1. It's amazing how f-n profound Winnie The Pooh is.

  2. This thought process is awfully familiar to me ... Thank you for the great quote :)

    1. jenny_o, it made perfect sense to me too. To me it means not hiding from (or fearing) the Pit but trusting that we'll find what we truly need. Trusting we'll find our way home.

  3. Lovely and so comforting. Thank you!

  4. I love me my Pooh quotes. I want to see the world like that and write like A. A. with my personal flavor.

  5. There is lots of wisdom in the Pooh books.

  6. I keep coming to the pit as well. Always that pit again. I will try to embrace it this week.

  7. Those books are so successful because we ALL see a bit of Pooh, and Pooh's wisdom, in ourselves and others we know and life in general! Don't you think?