Thursday, November 12, 2009

Story People

I have never heard of these "Story People" until today.  I was catching up on Make Mine a Mojito and found "them".  Is it them?  Or it?  Whatever.  I want them.  Every last one of them.  The prints. They remind me of the simplicity of Winnie the Pooh

I have always adored Winnie the Pooh.  When I was small my dad would read me what I called "Pooh stories".  I would follow him around the house and say "Pooh stories please!".  You can only imagine what people thought when they first met me! 

Anyway, the simplicity and sincerity of things like:

“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”

"If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together.. there is something you must always remember. 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."

"If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever."

"A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise."

"Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo."

"My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places."

"You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes."

When I was at college my father would always sign his letters with one of the first three quotes.  I wonder sometimes if he knew he would leave me far too soon?  These quotes will always be my treasures.  My memories of us. 

And now I've found the Story People.  LOVE!

“I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand & the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep & there are no words for that.” — No Words

“I was waiting for such a long time, she said. I thought you forgot. It’s hard to forget, I said, when there is such an empty space when you are gone.” — Hard to Forget

I try to use unconditional love in small amounts, she said, so people really appreciate it. The rest of the time I just try not to yell.  -Unconditional Love

There are things you do because they feel right & they may make no sense & they may make no money & it may be the real reason we are here: to love each other & to eat each other's cooking & say it was good. -Real Reason

I've had some of my best conversations with strangers, she said, because they have no idea who they're dealing with. -No Idea

Anyway, you get the point.  Aren't they fabulous?  They make me smile.  And I want them all.  They aren't very expensive.  I think I will begin my collection now!

So now it's back to work. And in all time fave:

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.

"Pooh!" he whispered.

"Yes, Piglet?"

"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you."


Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

I LOVE the Story People! I get one for my mom each holiday. They're whimsical, charming and fabulous!

Jenny DB said...

aaahhh winnie the pooh. i MISS!

Blackeyed Susan said...

I love these!!

Rosalyn Kay said...

Love the Winnie the Pooh quotes so much!

An American Girl in London said...

Katie is OBSESSED with story people. For my birthday one year she got me one print that says: "You're the strangest person I ever met, she said & I said you too & we decided we'd know each other a long time. "

I love it.

TudorCity Girl said...

Oh, that was so incredibly touching to read. I just love those Pooh quotes. And how sweet your dad used to sign his letters to you with one of those quotes. i am so sorry for your loss. But always remember:

"If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever."

Anonymous said...

I had never heard of Story People, good find!

I love Winnie The Pooh... so wise!