18 January 2012

same as it ever was 18 January

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"The Old Testament is responsible for more atheism, agnosticism, disbelief—call it what you will—than all of the counterattractions of cinema, motor bicycle, and golf course." -A A Milne



A.A. Milne's son, the original Christopher Robin & pooh.

18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956


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7 comments:

  1. I read once that the real Christopher Robin was so traumatized as a result of being associated with the fictional one, that he broke off with his family.

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    1. Parnassus-I have read the same, one wonders about using one's children as inspiration? as commodity? Many many artists have done this to varying effect. pgt

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  2. That photo seems so 20th c. and not 1890s. My pooh looked just like that one.

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    1. Such a deep subject- Milne and one to explore more.

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  3. I feel like you just populated some part of my brain that didn't even know it was lacking. Thank you.

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    1. It captured something I was subconsciously aware of- is that possible? Glad you feel the same. pgt

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  4. I've never seen a picture of Milne's son before. Fun fact, I have my husband's very old and very beat up Pooh and his Winnie the Pooh book "House at Pooh Corner". Shiree'

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