From one Christopher to another…

‎I’m currently reading Christopher Robin to our seven year old in his bed every night, before curling up with Christopher Hitchens in my own. So when my friend Chris posted this much loved illustration on Facebook the other day… I got to thinking… 

“So, Piglet, beware the irrational, however seductive. Shun the ‘transcendent’ and all who invite you to subordinate or annihilate yourself. Distrust compassion; prefer dignity for yourself and others. Don’t be afraid to be thought arrogant or selfish. Picture all experts as if they were mammals. Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence. Suspect your own motives, and all excuses. Do not live for others any more than you would expect others to live for you.”
“Wow, Pooh, was that you?”
“No Piglet. Christopher Hitchens. But it’s good, isn’t it?”
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2 Responses to From one Christopher to another…

  1. kate mckinnon says:

    Just wanted to say thanks for writing ‘How now’. Your best yet!
    My brother and his family moved to Munich several weeks ago, and it was great to hear all about Munich from your experiences. Funnily enough, my sister-in-law has met people (ex-pats with ‘reception’ year kids at the International School) who said, ‘We had another Australian Mum here, in our kinder group. She wrote a book called ‘There’s a Bear in There’. They didn’t know about ‘How now’. We sorted that out….and sent them to the bookstore!
    I nearly choked I laughed so much. After the first few chapters, my daughter stopped asking me what was so funny :-)
    Keep writing!!!!!

    • Merridy says:

      Kate! I’m sorry, I usually always reply straight away but somehow missed you, tucked under Winnie the Pooh! We possibly did cross paths with a couple of expat families in Munich whose kids are now at the International school. I hope your brother and his family are enjoying Munich. I’ll be there this Oktoberfest and cannot wait. Glad my book made you laugh out loud, Kate. I love books that do that to me too. Cheers – and Happy Easter.

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