Thursday, April 5, 2012

"E" is for Eeyore....


Perceptions + Quotes + Reality = A to Z Challenge



Eeyore is irresistible even though his outlook on life is full of gloom and doom. In the saddest tone that only Eeyore can muster, he announces ‘Thanks for noticing me!’ His somber dark manner exhibits Eeyore’s ability to create his own misery in his day to day existence amongst his friends in the 100 Acre Wood.
In addition, this loveable blue-gray donkey from the cherished Winnie the Pooh has few expectations of his friends and doesn’t appear to think highly of himself. However, although his outward perception of himself is quite limited everyone adores Eeyore! He endears himself to the masses through his ‘woe is me’ attitude about life in general.

However, according to MY truth Eeyore is cautious and very thoughtful. He appears to be a careful thinker and has a strong desire to be loved but remains guarded ‘just in case’ he’s forgotten by his friends. As Eeyore often is found alone in a pensive reflective state, he chooses his words carefully.  Eeyore is the consummate philosopher and an intent observer.  Eeyore is me...
“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference. Or so they say.”
By Eeyore~


45 comments:

Just Be Real said...

Eeyore equals me. And I am sure thousands upon thousands of others. Thank you Tracy for sharing. Blessings and hugs.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Wonderful E post, great to read.

Yvonne.

Jessica L. Foster said...

Eeyore is adorable. Thanks for posting and thanks for visiting my blog.

Old Kitty said...

Awwww Eeyore is so adorable! I really want to give him a great big cuddle everytime!! Yay! Take care
x

Christine Murray said...

Eeyore is my favourite character from Winnie the Pooh. You just want to give him a hug.

Gail said...

One of my favorite citizens of the Hundred Acre Woods.

Susan Roebuck said...

Eeyore! Coincidentally I have Winnie on my blog today. Hope they meet up!

From the Kitchen said...

I always felt close to Eeyore when reading to my boys. He seemed to beg a hug.

Best,
Bonnie

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I have to admit that Eeyore has always been one of my favorite characters just for the reasons you find him endearing too.

Bish Denham said...

Eeyore was always my favorite character. He seems to embody sorrow, cynicism, and melancholia. And yet he endures, survives. Even when the honey jar is empty and the balloon is popped, he is content with putting the popped balloon into and out of the jar. It is enough that he was remembered, thought of. We have so much to learn from him.

Out on the prairie said...

i do a great voice of him

lizy-expat-writer said...

I love Eeyore the best. I wish I'd kept the soft toy pattern of him I had years before Disney changed his appearance.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I suspect I am Eeyore too! A lovely post. You pack a lot in a short piece! I look forward to each post.

Inger said...

Eeyore is on my coffee much where he is quite happy and has a butterfly perched on his nose. The rest of the gang is there also.They all cheer me up every morning, but Eeyore is my favorite as donkeys are my favorite animals.

Cristina said...

I love him. He was my favorite of all Pooh's friends :)

nutschell said...

I love Eeyore,though I wish i could somehow find a way to cheer him up.
Great A-Z post!
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Empty Nest Insider said...

Eeyore is such a wonderful character loved by children as well as adults. Julie

Ginny said...

Oh my gosh!! We have posted about the same thing today!!! I should have had Eeyore as my header!

SherryE said...

Eeyore is just one of those character you have to hug!

D.G. Hudson said...

I have a few friends like Eeyore, and they always need cheering up.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Excellent choice of E word subject!

BTW - One year at work, we dressed up at Halloween as all the characters in the 100 Acre Wood. I was deemed to be Rabbit (by my co-workers). I saw myself as more the Owl type.

jen@ living a full life said...

Tracy, I love Eeyore, he's so quietly wise!

Li said...

Hi Tracy :-) Eeyore is my fave character - I even have a little necklace.
To answer your question about flash fiction, it's a very short story form, usually 1000 words or less but including all of the elements of a "full" story - characters, plot, beginning/middle/end, etc. Because of the brevity, back story and detail is often only hinted at. It's a great way to hone writing skills as well as editing, and has become a genre in its own right. Not all of my A to Z posts are flash, but a lot of them are. Thanks for stopping by!

Journaling Woman said...

Eeyore definitely deserves the spotlight.

T

Daisy said...

I have always liked Eeyore. He always seemed one of the wisest and most sensible of the 100 Acre Woods. Many happy returns of the day to you, Tracy! ;)

Miranda Hardy said...

Poor Eeyore, always a bad rap. Lol I liked his different character in the 100 acre wood.

Kay Dennison said...

I identify with Eeyore!!!!

Beth Zimmerman said...

I am so Eeyore! That's why my second blog is "Looking for Tigger." A friend told me a few years ago that I had the Eeyore thing down flat and now I needed to infuse a little Tigger into my personality. :)

Julie said...

Aww, I love Winnie the Pooh and all the characters in the 100 acre wood so much. I've always related to Eeyore, he's a doll and I just want to give him a hug. I've been told I'm more like Rabbit though, and I will admit I'm more than a little high strung LOL.

This post made me smile so much, great choice for E.

Julie said...

Aww, I love Winnie the Pooh and all the characters in the 100 acre wood so much. I've always related to Eeyore, he's a doll and I just want to give him a hug. I've been told I'm more like Rabbit though, and I will admit I'm more than a little high strung LOL.

This post made me smile so much, great choice for E.

Paula Martin said...

Eeyore was my daughter's favourite character and she cried when she 'met' him at Disneyworld, even though she was 12 at the time!

Tracy Jo said...

I love....Eeyore is me. It is awesome when we see things that others don't like you with Eeyore. :-) Love it and love the quote!

Theresa Milstein said...

I always thought he was cute, but what a complainer!

Kittie Howard said...

Love this post, Tracy. Eyeore is one of the best characters ever. He really is wise. As are you.

Nancy said...

Eeyore balances all the rest of the characters out so he is needed in a very big way....Don't ever under estimate the value and love for Eeyore...He's very special and so are you.....

Sarah (Nikki) said...

Oh Tracy...I love this and I love eeyore. Have a great Easter weekend

Libby said...

You've discussed Eeyore very deeply here. I don't know if I've ever really thought about him besides slow and cute. :)

Karen Walker said...

Oh yes yes yes, we are Eeyore. Love this post.
Karen

Robyn Campbell said...

I love Eeyore! And that is THE quote to end all quotes! So very cool. Eeyore is me too. Thanks for this. Sometimes people wonder why I don't talk more. Next time I'll tell them I am Eeyore. That'll really throw them for a loop. *waving*

mshatch said...

I love eeyore so much I have a tee with him on it - and it's purple :)

excellent post.

Munir said...

I love Eeyore. For the longest time I did not know how to pronounce it. It was when I was reading to my kids that they taught me how to pronounce
his name. He is indeed very sweet.

anthony stemke said...

Learned about eeyore today, thanks.

Simon Kewin said...

Great post. I've always loved Eeyore. I think a lot of people identify with him. I know I do! Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tracy .. a thoughtful post - and Eeyore is just wonderful isn't he .. the quote at the end is very relevant for Good Friday .. and every day thereafter ... many thanks - Hilary

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

Love your Eeyore post. I also feel a strong connection to this thinker.

Tina said...

I love Eeyore, I love donkeys, they are the most amazing creatures in the world. Smart and oh so adorable, curious, silly and everything else.