Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Musings on What Might Have Been

I was checking out Breda's latest post and this quote caught my eye:

"When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it."
- Winnie the Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner

This quote has struck a chord in me. I'll be the first to admit that I do/say things on a fairly regular basis that leave others shaking their heads and me smacking myself about 5 seconds later. I realize that others do the same thing from time to time but I tend to do it at least four times a day (joking - sort of).

The point I'm getting at is that this has been happening since my very early childhood and hasn't shown much signs of diminishing. And I would have to say that it's the major influencing factor in my lack of socializing. I took the old adage a little too seriously: "Better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt."

I very much wish that I had read A. A. Milne's works when I was young.

2 comments:

Breda said...

it's never too late to read A. A. Milne - in fact, it's even more profound in adulthood

Barrett B. said...

Welcome, Breda!

I've been following your blog since fall of last year and it's a real treat for me to see you comment on my blog. Hope you can make your way back here again some time. (Hopefully for a less embarrassing post next time.)