Time With A. A. Milne
During recent travels to and from Thailand, I had nearly 40 hours of movie time on our 4 flights. There were so many movie options, but I only made it through one, from start to finish.
"Goodbye Christopher Robin" seemed to soothe my 6 and 60 year old self, without putting me to sleep. The film was about one of my favorite childhood characters and all of his favorite animal toys. Actually it was about the relationship between author, A. A. Milne and his real life son, Christopher. The movie relaxed me with its scenery and costumes and music. The father/son story was touching.
Not Just Pooh
After returning home, I spent a week with a miserable cold, plus jet lag. If I'd been 6 and had a teddy bear, I'd have hugged it, as I lounged on the couch. Instead, I found this old book on the shelf and took it to the couch.
Inside the book, I found Christopher Robin and so many familiar images from my childhood.
I loved studying the pictures of Christopher Robin and Pooh, in the midst of their adventures...
...especially because I feel like I know Christopher after watching the movie.
I loved the last poem best. The last two lines are perfect.
"But now I am Six, I'm as clever as clever,
So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever."