Some of my most beloved childhood memories involve Pooh’s apparently simple teachings that I only realized how important were as I got older. From cherishing your friends to living in the moment, from going after what you want to asking questions, from how the world is very confusing to it being ok to not do anything sometimes, Pooh was really wise beyond his (or our) years.
I have also been studying the illustration style Shepard used in Pooh because it serves me as immeasurable inspiration for the kind of illustrations I’m trying to accomplish myself, so in case you too want to revisit this classic for whatever reason, I can’t recommend enough this set I’m in love with, it’s called Pooh’s Library: Winnie-The-Pooh, The House At Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young, Now We Are Six (Pooh Original Edition).
Anyway, I’ll leave you with some of my favorite Pooh quotes:
– “What day is it?”
– “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
– “My favorite day,” said Pooh.”
“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”
“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.”
“Sometimes,’ said Pooh, ‘the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”