Sunday, May 30, 2010

House at Pooh Corner

Last night we went to the Sunriver Mall for an outdoor performance by our friend Michael John. Michael is a musician with a flair for singing songs that touch our hearts or make us laugh. Last night he sang House at Pooh Corner, a song made famous by Kenny Loggins. This song always brings a tear to my eye and last night was no different (thank goodness for sunglasses). But last night the lyrics resonated with me more than usual:

Christopher Robin and I walked along
Under branches lit up by the moon
Posing our questions to Owl and Eeyore
As our days disappeared all too soon
But I've wandered much further today than I should
And I can't seem to find my way back to the Wood

I’ve been struggling with the effort to find the “old me”, to regain a sense of myself as person filled with joy and last night I realized that I had let myself wander much further than I should have into stress, worry and despair and I really need to find my way back to the Hundred Acre Wood – to a quiet life of joy, friendship and adventure. Thank you Pooh (and Michael).

1 comment:

helen said...

Debbie, wandering, be it actual or figurative, is such a part of being a successful human being. You have wandered the world, embraced many cultures, loved deeply and generously shared your energy and financial success with others. Now you are dependent with a no weight bear foot and a pessimistic attitude. You mentioned that you have wandered to far from your true self. For you, it is just the unfamiliar road less traveled. Don't rush back to your 100 acre woods and miss the gems of the journey