It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long,
difficult words but rather short, easy words like
“What about lunch?
“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.
If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient.
It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.
Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and
lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you,
you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.
Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along,
listening to all the things you can’t hear,
and not bothering.
“It’s snowing still,” said Eeyore gloomily.
“So it is.”
“Yes,” said Eeyore. “However,” he said, brightening up a little,
“we haven’t had an earthquake lately.”
A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.
A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh