Sunday, July 7, 2013

When doing nothing means something

Just before we all boarded a rowboat at Burnham Lake yesterday, I captured the look of my three girls under the noontime sun. We were about to spend an afternoon of doing nothing that concluded with something of meaning. Huh?

Remember what doing nothing was all about? This was how author A.A. Milne defined it in the book Winnie the Pooh:

“What I like doing best is Nothing."

"How do you do Nothing," asked Pooh after he had wondered for a long time.

"Well, it's when people call out at you just as you're going off to do it, 'What are you going to do, Christopher Robin?' and you say, 'Oh, Nothing,' and then you go and do it. It means just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering."

"Oh!" said Pooh.”

The wee one earlier begged, "Sige na, boating na tayo!" So we all did.                          Photo by Babeth Lolarga

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