BOOK - THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER by AA Milne
“Supposing a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?”
“Supposing it didn’t,” said Pooh after careful thought.
A beautifully succinct, and funny, example of the difference between a glass half-empty, and a glass half-full personality.
This exchange takes place between Piglet (the quintessentially anxious character), and Pooh, whose positivity knows no bounds, and who blithely glides through life, distracted by his love of honey, and bits of poetry that come and find him.
I am, of course, a Piglet (in the case of this particular character trait); except when I’m being a Pooh, about food especially.
|The chapter from which the quote is taken|
One of my favourite books (or series of two, to be precise), which I bewilderingly never read as a child, but fortunately was introduced to when I was thirty - an age more suited to the appreciation of the finely-nuanced characters, and the subtle humour. Not something you could say about the Disney version.