Tuesday, May 24, 2011

"I'm never afraid with you"

By Luce-in-the-sky

We love dragons, but then we are a little biased!
(for those who don't know, we have a pet dragon called Snappie...)
We take dragon rides, read dragon books at bedtime and watch a certain dragon film, peeking out from behind our cushions.

I found this poem by A.A. Milne just recently and it made me think about Niamh and Eilidh.  Niamh truly is a wonderful sister: kind and considerate, empathic and caring, encouraging and supportive.  From the moment that she met "baby" she has adored her.  Niamh would do anything for Eilidh - that much is obvious! - and, I imagine, she will always be there for her, whatever life should deal them both.

My daughters are both strong and independent, kind and caring: in Chinese daily language they could be dragons!  I hope that they will look out for each other forever and always; that they will never be afraid when they are with each other; that they will love each other wholeheartedly and unashamedly.  It's what I hope for my two little girls as they grow up together as sisters in arms, ready and waiting to take on the dragons and win.

Us Two
Wherever I am, there's always Pooh,
There's always Pooh and Me.
Whatever I do, he wants to do,
"Where are you going today?" says Pooh:
"Well, that's very odd 'cos I was too.
Let's go together," says Pooh, says he.
"Let's go together," says Pooh.

"What's twice eleven?" I said to Pooh.
("Twice what?" said Pooh to Me.)
"I think it ought to be twenty-two."
"Just what I think myself," said Pooh.
"It wasn't an easy sum to do,
But that's what it is," said Pooh, said he.
"That's what it is," said Pooh.

"Let's look for dragons," I said to Pooh.
"Yes, let's," said Pooh to Me.
We crossed the river and found a few-
"Yes, those are dragons all right," said Pooh.
"As soon as I saw their beaks I knew.
That's what they are," said Pooh, said he.
"That's what they are," said Pooh.

"Let's frighten the dragons," I said to Pooh.
"That's right," said Pooh to Me.
"I'm not afraid," I said to Pooh,
And I held his paw and I shouted "Shoo!
Silly old dragons!"- and off they flew.

"I wasn't afraid," said Pooh, said he,
"I'm never afraid with you."

So wherever I am, there's always Pooh,
There's always Pooh and Me.
"What would I do?" I said to Pooh,
"If it wasn't for you," and Pooh said: "True,
It isn't much fun for One, but Two,
Can stick together, says Pooh, says he. "That's how it is," says Pooh.

A.A. Milne


Actually Mummy said...

What a beautiful post. I will follow your journey and look forward to more inspiration for coping with the stuff life throws our way x

Looking for Blue Sky said...

The two sisters here are exactly the same: I think I must write about it too sometime! x