And you thought it was a story for children ... Silly rabbit!
We all grew up with Disney's Alice In Wonderland as the defining inspiration for living room tea parties.
We donned our favorite Little House On The Prairie costume and gathered our entire collection of stuffed animals around a sprawled out blanket, and merrily passed around air crumpets and air scones with a topping of air whipped cream to chase with our air tea in dainty plastic cups.
(Or maybe that second part was just me.)
As much as we may remember that the Disney version is based on Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, we tend to do so with a wink-wink and nudge-nudge as we associate that portion of Alice's history with the hookah smoking caterpillar and LSD reminiscent treats.
Yet, there are SO many deep and fascinating elements to Carroll's work that go far beyond some flip drug trip.
Notably, Alice is considered by many to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre, "a broad categorization of literature that balances elements that make sense with some that do not, with the effect of subverting language conventions or logical reasoning ... The effect of nonsense is often caused by an excess of meaning, rather than a lack of it."
Meaning, the original Alice is SO jam-packed with meanings, not only is it impossible to fully interpret, but it is an absolute gold-mine of life truths that ring with remarkable clarity still today, more than 150 years later!
No wonder I have found myself far more often than once downloading a good old Mad Hatter, Rabbit, Caterpillar or Alice quote from Pinterest for future Facebook posting or texting to a friend.
That girl Alice knows what's up, even when she has no idea which direction she's headed in.
And I can TOTALLY relate to that. How about you?
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"Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures ..."
"But, I nearly forgot. You must close your eyes. Otherwise ... you won't see anything."
"One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road do I take? she asked. Where do you want to go? was his response. I don't know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn't matter."
"Alice: How long is forever? White Rabbit: Sometimes, just one second."
"The Mad Hatter: 'Have I gone mad?' Alice: 'I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are.'"
"I knew who I was this morning, but I've changed a few times since then."
"Imagination is the only war against reality."
"Alice: This is impossible. The Mad Hatter: Only if you believe it is."
"You know what the issue is with this world? Everyone wants a magical solution to their problem, and everyone refuses to believe in magic."
"You need to be much more ... muchier. You've lost your muchiness."
"It would be so nice if something made sense for a change."
"'You,' he said, 'are a terribly real thing in a terribly fake world, and that, I believe, is why you are in so much pain.'"
"'Who are you?' asked the Caterpillar. 'I hardly know, Sir. I know who I was, but I think I must have changed.'"
"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?"
"I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then."