Wednesday, March 13, 2013

East Meets West In The Hundred Acre Wood


I'm reading "The Tao Of Pooh."
Winnie the Pooh is very much in tune with his inner self – Eyeore always has a problem to face, rabbit is always calculating, but Pooh is just content, living in the moment. Pooh enjoys simple pleasures : honey and tossing twigs in the stream with Christopher Robin.
The author cleverly contrasts Pooh to the other characters. The result is not only an understanding of Taoism, but also a deeper understanding of my childhood friend.