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Nature Pooh

 

The Greatest Thing You’ll Ever Learn
Is Just to Love and be Loved in Return

(VIDEO)

 

Skippy Massey
Humboldt Sentinel

 

 

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.

“Pooh?” he whispered.

“Yes, Piglet?”

“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand.  ”I just wanted to be sure of you.”

“We’ll be Friends Forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet.

“Even longer,” Pooh answered. 

 “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you,” Piglet said.

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together, there is something you must always remember, Piglet.  You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. 

“But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart I’ll always be with you.”

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard,” Piglet replied.

 

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From Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne. 

An unusual song for its time, Nature Boy by Nat King Cole went to the top of the charts and stayed there at #1 for eight weeks in 1948. 

Originally sat on for a year by Capitol Records and Cole– who thought the lyrics and tune were strange and risky for the post-WW II generation– the haunting recording was finally released as a B-side single to surprisingly worldwide acclaim.  Written by eden ahbez, the first homeless hippie who gave it all away and birthed the hippie movement (and insisted his name not be capitalized), Nature Boy was subsequently recorded by dozens of other famous artists.

Despite the richness of fame and royalties that could have followed, eden and his family could have cared less.  They continued camping outside and lecturing on street corners about the benefits of vegetarianism and Eastern philosophy.  Eden died in relative obscurity in 1995 from injuries sustained in a car accident.

 

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5 Responses to “Nature Pooh”

  1. Stephen Lewis says:

    I was four years old when that song came out in the movie The Boy with the Green Hair. I actually remember being affected by that movie and song, one of several in my very early childhood memories. It did something to me..I was warped into becoming a hippie…and now I’m facing homelessness like the songwriter in his old age in the most ironic phase of my life..

  2. skippy says:

    Simply traumatic, Stephen. If I had green hair like war orphan Dean Stockwell did, I’d be ruined for life, too. Well, it did go a little green once after I swam too much in the chlorine pool. It went away.

    I hope you get better. Sigh. You look great in the second picture, by the way. You got blonder. Just remember what Pooh said about being braver and stronger. Or what Annie said: “Tomorrow. There’s always tomorrow.”

    Or, maybe a good old singalong with Pat O’Brien and Dean will help? http://youtu.be/fl8THqBeKQs

    Best of luck and best of wishes for your progress and epic journey, Stephen. Hope springs eternal.

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  4. HumSen says:

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