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Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Pooh, Piglet & Eeyore

 At times in everyone's life we need a Pooh and Piglet, don't you think?




It occurred to Pooh and Piglet that they hadn't heard from Eeyore for several days, so they put on their hats and coats and trotted across the Hundred Acre Wood to Eeyore's house. Inside the house was Eeyore.

"Hello Eeyore," said Pooh. 

"Hello Pooh. Hello Piglet" said Eeyore, in a Glum sounding voice.

"We just thought we'd check on you," said Piglet, "because we hadn't heard from you, and so we wanted to know if you were okay."

Eeyore was silent for a moment. "Am I okay?" he asked, eventually. "Well, I don't know, to be honest. Are any of us really okay? That's what I ask myself. All I can tell you, Pooh and Piglet, is that right now I feel really rather Sad, and Alone, and Not Much Fun To Be Around At All. 
 Which is why I haven't bothered you. Because you wouldn't want to waste your time hanging around with someone who is Sad, and Alone, and Not Much Fun To Be Around At All, would you now."

Pooh looked at Piglet, and Piglet looked at Pooh, and they both sat down, one on either side of Eeyore in his stick house.

Eeyore looked at them in surprise. "What are you doing?"

"We're sitting here with you," said Pooh, "because we are your friends. And true friends don't care if someone is feeling Sad, or Alone, or Not Much Fun To Be Around At All. True friends are there for you anyway. And so here we are."

"Oh," said Eeyore. "Oh." 

And the three of them sat there in silence, and while Pooh and Piglet said nothing at all; somehow, almost imperceptibly, Eeyore started to feel a very tiny little bit better.
Because Pooh and Piglet were There.
No more; no less.


Author - AA Milne
 Illustration - EH Shepard

2 comments:

  1. Jill - I LOVE the Pooh stories - so much wisdom. While I am not sure the reason for this post at this particular time, I am sure that I can say "we are here, because we are your friends".

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    1. thanks for your note Angie. We have all been laid up in bed with the winter flu in our household this last week, so not feeling great, and a dear friend is also going through an awful time, and one of our family had their house broken into, so hence the post. Thank you for checking in on me. x

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