Oh Pooh

By , July 7, 2011 9:07 PM

I had no idea that Christopher Robin was Jewish.  Ok, it’s not exactly a Jewish name, which may actually be why it took me so long to figure it out.  But I just saw an advertisement for the new Winnie the Pooh feature film and there he was—wearing a yarmulke.  And, of course, we know Pooh is a Taoist.

Recently, I had a friend tell me that she was reading the Twilight series with the perspective that all the main characters depicted in the story were actually all aspects of Bella.  I was so fascinated by that remark that I picked up the books as well.  So far, I’ve read the first volume and the second is in my queue.  At this point, I have no idea if her theory holds, but I feel like this first book was about laying a foundation that will serve as the stage for the real story yet to unfold.

Seeing that commercial about the new Pooh movie and reading some of Winnie the Pooh’s most famous quotes, I can’t help but wonder if Pooh is really a part of Christopher Robin.  It’s especially poignant because Pooh is a toy, perhaps representing Christopher Robin’s inner child or the purest part of his personality or soul.  And then the other characters—Piglet, Owl, Eeyore, Tigger, Rabbit, Kanga, Roo—all represent other unique aspects as well through their unique personalities.

Is this a stretch?  I don’t think so.  Have you heard some of the conversations that Pooh and Christopher Robin have?  Those two are inseparable and they play off each other in the most interesting way.

My favorite piece of conversation is one we should all tell ourselves every single day of our lives, whether we direct that outward hoping it’ll boomerang back to us or whether we can earnestly say it to ourselves.  Says Christopher Robin to Pooh…

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together, there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart, I’ll always be with you.”

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