Thursday, March 10, 2011

Explaining piglet

Yesterday I posted an excerpt from " which Poo and Piglet go hunting and nearly catch a woozle" that mystified many of you. SomeGuy called it random; others wrote to me in puzzlement requesting an explanation.

Sorry, I thought it was poshut, (if a bit random).

In brief, Christopher Robin, who attempted to debunk Piglet's mesorah about the sign, is clearly no better than the evil atheist historians who tempt and mislead us with crazy facts and theories about the development of our beliefs and rituals, whereas Piglet is the pintle yid who is to be forever honored and revered for his absolute emunah in the pure broken sign traditions of his family.

The theme continues in the rest of the story, in which Pooh and Piglet follow their own tracks around a spinney  convinced they are hot on the trail of a woozle. Only a call from Christopher Robin, who has been watching from the top of his ivory tower tree, alerts them to the truth: The tracks they see are real; the significance and meaning assigned to them, however, are merely a product of their overactive imaginations.

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