With two small children, we’ve spent a lot of time reading and listening to A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh recently. The children love it, but so do the adults. If you haven’t read them for a long time you could do much worse than try them again. There is a lot of wisdom in those books. As one small example, I find there’s a lot of owl speak around as we get older, where we could all probably benefit with a dose of Pooh’s simplicity. For example, in another story Owl explains:
“Well, the customary procedure in such cases is as follows.”
“What does Crustimoney Proseedcake mean?” said Pooh.
…”It means, the Thing to Do.” says Owl.
Thanks A.A. Milne and E.H. Shephard.