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).