Today is Winnie The Pooh Day. It was National Nothing Day on 16th. I was delighted at the possibility of combining both these two days, as Winnie The Pooh had a lot to say on the art or doing nothing...
“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”
Such inspiration! I decided to write a little poem in celebration
Do I stare or start to sing?
Twiddle thumbs or play with string?
Think a thought about a king?
It’s hard to be and do no thing.
A thought, an action, or a song
Is something I do all day long
It isn’t bad; it can’t be wrong
To do a thing that makes me strong
But I could simply listen well
See and touch and taste and smell
The why, the how of everything
But leave the things more bothering.
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