Let’s Take A Moment Day 329

Hi everyone.  Hope you are all well and continue to stay that way during this global health crisis we are facing.  But in addition to protecting your physical wellness, what are you doing to stay mentally healthy today?

Feb 2021 Blog

(Image found online.  Original source unknown.)

I know we are still facing a serious situation but a new year gives us hope for the new days, seasons, opportunities & moments ahead. Still, music is something that will never change for me. It is my refuge, the most comforting part of my life & the one thing I consistently count on. So until a more normal semblance of life returns, I am going to share a song I listen to that helps me escape the current state of things, if only for a few minutes each day. And if this helps anyone else, even better.

I find it profoundly sad that some people only see Winnie The Pooh as a Disney character. As charming as he is in that world, he was even more special in his original existence in author A.A. Milne’s poems & stories. The bear he wrote about was based on a stuffed one owned by his son, Christopher Robin Milne. In an early story Milne explains that his son’s bear, originally named Edward Bear, was renamed Winnie after the female black bear Winnipeg, who lived at the London Zoo from 1915 until she died in 1934.

A Canadian band that formed in the mid 1960’s named themselves in honor of Milne’s subject’s original name. And if it were not for today’s song, I would probably not know who they were. But this song left an impression to this day, nearly 50 years after its release.

Now the time is here
I don’t know where you are
So I’ll write you one more song
But it’s the last time that I’ll ever try

Ed Bear

(Image found online.  Original source unknown.)

Edward Bear: “Last Song” (1972, written by Larry Evoy).

I do not own the rights to anything.  I am just sharing what I love and how I am coping with you.

Stay well.


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