All beginnings have an ending. An Alpha has an Omega. An alphabet starts with A and ends with Z. A job starts with an offer and ends with a resignation letter. A relationship ends with a break up. And of course, a life ends with death.
Oftentimes, we look at endings as a bad thing – a thing we dread the most as this means we’ve stopped, we’ve died, we’ve given up, we’ve been defeated, we’ve quit.
But no matter what happens, we have to say goodbye to something anyhow. Because that’s the reality – endings are inevitable. And for Pooh instead of mourning the end, why not be thankful?
As Pooh have said: “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
Everyday is a day worth celebrating for. But today is a much more important day as today is Winnie the Pooh Day! 🙂
What’s so special about today? Well, it’s A.A Milne’s birthday!
How should you celebrate #WinnieThePoohDay? If you live near Hartfield, East Sussex, you can visit Pooh Corner, home to the world’s largest selection of “Pooh-phernalia”. You can also call your friends to spend the afternoon playing Poohsticks. 🙂 But before all these activities, “let’s begin by taking a smallish nap or two.” 🙂
Isn’t it funny how people who’ve never met their whole lives yet somewhere, somehow, they actually do have a connection? Here’s a photo that can remind us of those moments.
At the Namsan Tower, people (or bears :p) can leave behind their lock that contains a love message to your special someone. And just last October 2013, Pooh was able to leave one lock behind (the message is dedicated to hunny, of course!).
Isn’t it amazing that in order to leave your lock, you need to connect your symbol of love to another random person’s lock? It’s an overwhelming sight as it reminds you how each person or bear can love and how another person’s love is needed to support your own love. 🙂
For Pooh, the meaning of solitude does not necessarily equal to a state of being lonely. It can be one of those days where you just want to isolate yourself from everyone? Rather than looking at solitude as a state of being alone or a feeling of loneliness. Pooh chooses to view solitude as a means of recharging in life – spiritually, emotionally and physically. This is important especially if you live in such a fast pace environment where everything just happens all at once.
Below is a photo taken during Pooh’s trip to Korea. So far, this is Pooh’s favorite vacation, as this trip was taken during a time where Pooh feels lost and tired from work.
All in all, it always about perspective. Rather than viewing the negative in the term solitude, Pooh chooses to turn it into a positive thing.
”Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you. And all you can do is go where they can find you.”