Wisdom from Winnie-the-Pooh

Today I went to an antiquarian book sale at the University of Michigan and looked at some good books with titles like “History of American Verse,” “Poetry of Science,” and “Do You Know How Lucky You Are?”

1957 Edition

I’m happy to report I wound up purchasing “History of American Verse” (1901), a first edition notebook circa 1850, and most importantly, the full 2-volume set of A.A. Milne’s “The World of Pooh” and “The World of Christopher Robin” (1957), notable because they are the first edition published with color illustrations by E.H. Shepard.

I would like to share with you my favorite quote from Pooh and his friends that I read today:

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”

“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”

“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.

Pooh nodded thoughtfully.

“It’s the same thing,” he said.

A.A. Milne

And a Very Merry Vogel to you!

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