Yesterday Bob Marino asked me why I chose a Winnie Pooh quotation for my signature. Well, I always enjoyed it when my mum read the WTP stories to me when I was a kid. At this time WTP wasn't very popular (this was before the disney films came out). Then WTP became more and more popular, I saw some disney films and got a couple of stuffed animals. Last year I did my final exams and I had to choose a "Spezialgebiet" (special topic) in English. Although my teacher wasn't very happy with my decision I opted for A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh. Many people might think that WTP is a typical children's book but in fact WTP contains many aspects and philosophic ideas which a young kid can never understand. Milne stated that he did not intend the Pooh stories to be "children’s stories" but stories for the child in all of us.
The quotation which is displayed in my posts is part of a poem:
LINES WRITTEN BY A BEAR OF VERY LITTLE BRAIN:
On Monday, when the sun is hot
I wonder to myself a lot:
Now is it true, or is it not,
That what is which and which is what?
On Tuesday, when it hails and snows
The feeling on me grows and grows
That hardly anybody knows
If those are these or these are those.
On Wednesday, when the sky is blue,
And I have nothing else to do,
I sometimes wonder if it's true
That who is what and what is who.
On Thursday, when it starts to freeze
And hoar-frost twinkles on the trees,
How very readily one sees
That these are whose- but whose are these?
The article I wrote for my exam is about 25 pages long. So if you're interested feel free to email me and I'll send you a copy (word doc.)