I am working on a big personal post about Winnie-the-Pooh. I will post it soon, but I am in no rush with it. As part of my work on it I finally bought, and I am now reading, the Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff. I had just finished reading it on the Transit Bus I had taken DOWNtown. I was walking to my meeting, with everything to do with Pooh in my head, when I noticed this duo of billboards high UP above me.
Now what is interesting about these billboards is that they are for two clearly separate reasons and paid for by two separate organizations, yet they match incredibly and both have the word DOWN on them. One is for the Canadian Down Syndrome Society and the other for the Winnipeg Police Service traffic division. They are both Red, White and Black as well. What I like most of all is that both the slogans epitomize what I was reading in the TAO of POOH moments before.
JUST SLOW DOWN & CELEBRATE BEING
That about sums it UP.
It should be noted that after I took this picture I looked up the website for the Canadian Down Syndrome Society and found out that this Saturday is World Down Syndrome Day. It also happens to be the Spring Equinox - March 21st. March being the third month makes me think of 3 - 2 - 1 Liftoff!
What strikes me most about this logo is the Earth as a Heart and with an M and 21 imbedded in it all. 21 being half of 42, or the reverse of 12 which is half of 24 which is the reverse of 42 and on and on it goes, where it ends....nobody knows. (well - over the rainbow it ends, but that is infinity, so best not to think about it too much.)
Now what I should also mention by this point is that in my Winnie-the-Pooh blogging meditations I have been thinking about the word UP as being a reversed PU, which can sound the same as POOH, which of course is HOOP as well. But the PU/UP connection got my attention and so I have been following its lead, which has led me to the new Disney/Pixar film coming out soon called UP.
I will go into the movie UP in my larger POOH post, but think ascension into the clouds kind of stuff.
So as I looked UP and was made to think about DOWN I continued my walk around the corner and onto Albert St.. Right away I notice a chinese restaurant with 7UP on its sign. 7UP or G-POOH. NOW that I was looking dOWN I saw UP.
I also saw that the address flush with it was none other than 42, which if you follow this blog does not only point us to Jupiter but as well to the answer of Life, the Universe and Everything.
Moments later I notice my friend's vintage clothing store called HOOPers, and UP further I traveled....
UP, POOH & AWAYYYYYY WE ME GO!!!!!!!!
To come soon: ManiPOOHba, 2010 and the Spirit of Winnipeg.
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