Thursday, August 25, 2011

N is for nothing

I could ramble on a hundred and one jabbers for "N". I could start with my love of nintendo and end with the earthquakes that rippled through North Carolina. Oooh boy, could I start out with "N" I could really get into it.

*flexing fingers above keyboard*

In fact, the more I think about it, there' so much to say about N that I just can't help it, so guess what? I've decided not to do anything at all.

No, wait, hold on--I'm still going to do a post about it, but I'm not going to stuff it so full of nonsense that you can't see my point. It's a very simple point, see--it's called nothing.

One of my most favorite quotes--(right next to the one that reads, Madness takes its toll, please have exact change ready) comes from the hundred-acre wood and a certain honey-loving bear.

"What I like doing best is Nothing."

"How do you do Nothing?" asked Pooh after he had wondered for a long time.

"Well, it's when people call out at you just as you're going off to do it, 'What are you going to do, Christopher Robin?' and you say, 'Oh, Nothing,' and then you go and do it.

It means just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering."

"Oh!" said Pooh."
A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)

I loved this conversation between Christopher Robin and Pooh-bear on one of those moments where it's just the two of them walking along and talking to each other. It's kind of all wrapped in warm-fuzzy things and all that.

But they're walking along and Pooh asks what they're doing and Christopher says "Nothing" and explains how hard it is to do nothing, but that sometimes you just have to do it. Feels like that kind of a day today.


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Shelley Ledfors said...

"Nothing" kind of days are nice (and needed) every once in a while. Cute post, Sara!

Kimberly Russell said...

I yearn for "nothing" kind of days...then get bored. Yes, I'm never happy :)

Joanne Sher said...

Love BOTH of those quotes, dear Sawa! And I love pooh and his "nothing" day. I SO need one. Soon, I hope!

LOVE you, Sawa!
Your JJ

Yvonne Blake said...

Ahhhh...I love that scene, too!

I treasure "nothing" days.

Michelle Gregory said...

i love the days when i get to do just nothing. after so many days of somethings, it's always a huge relief.

Sparrow said...

I love the Pooh books. So many wonderful quotes.