Sentimental Old Fool

Deadlines have left me a little out of touch in the last few days but I wanted to share this lovely little post from Steve Stack of It Is Just You, Everything’s Not Shit. He is absolutely right when he says that children reading is one of the most marvellous things there is. Or even just trying to read, turning the pages and reciting familiar words.

It’s up there in the weepy stakes with the final story from the Winnie the Pooh series, entitled ‘Eeyore Finds the Wolery’. It ends with Christopher Robin realising he is growing up and is about to go off to school; he has ‘his eyes on the world’ but he and Pooh are enjoying the final days of the summer:

So they went off together. But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the forest a little boy and his bear will always be playing.

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  1. Thank you SO much for this link, Chris, I love it! I was beginning to think that I was the only one in the world to get that ‘lump in the throat’ at the end of Winnie’s adventures. Please tell me you cry when Bambi’s mum dies, and when Dumbo gets cuddled by his imprisoned mother’s trunk, too: ‘we are not alone’ – a bit ‘out there’, maybe, but not alone!

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