Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy Un-Birthday

Tonight's club's reflection is based on being just about halfway between the birthdays of the Winnie the Pooh writer - AA Milne (18th) and the author of Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (27th) and celebrates the wonderful philosophy that can be experienced in children's writing - we played a game of Guess the Author before club and at club had an Un-Birthday Cake with a candle for each person there - blown out accompanied by the singing of Happy Un-Birthday. ( I was disappointed to find that the Un-Birthdays I had celebrated previously were not my invention - I must have read about them and forgotten - or great minds...)

LEWIS CARROLL

I can't go back to yesterday - because I was a different person then.

Oh, 'tis love, 'tis love that makes the world go round.

There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know.

One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others

Twinkle, twinkle little bat How I wonder what you're at! Up above the world you fly, Like a tea-tray in the sky

AA MILNE

You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

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

Time is swift, it races by; Opportunities are born and die... Still you wait and will not try - A bird with wings who dares not rise and fly

The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them

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