August 18, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

I’m approaching the end of a thoroughly enjoyable read, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, by Lewis Carroll.  With so many interpretations of the classic, like Elena Kalis’s magnificent Alice in Waterland, it was enriching to read the original.  Several passages have been laugh-out-loud funny, like this one:

“I don’t know what you mean by ‘glory,'” Alice said.
Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously.  “Of course you don’t — till I tell you.  I meant ‘there’s a nice knock-down argument for you!'”
“But ‘glory’ doesn’t mean ‘a nice knock-down argument,'” Alice objected.
I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you
can make words mean so many different things.”
“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master — that’s all.”
Alice was too much puzzled to say anything, so after a minute Humpty Dumpty began again.  “The’ve a temper, some of them — particularly verbs, they’re the proudest — however
I can manage the whole lot of them!  Impenetrability!  That’s what I say!”
“Would you tell me, please,” said Alice, “what that means?”
“Now you talk like a reasonable child,” said Humpty Dumpty, looking very much pleased, “I meant by ‘impenetrability’ that we’ve had enough of that subject, and it would be just as well if you’d mention what you mean to do next, as I suppose you don’t mean to stop here all the rest of your life.”
“That’s a great deal to make one word mean,” Alice said in a thoughtful tone.
“When I make a word do a lot of work like that,” said Humpty Dumpty, “I always pay it extra.”
“Oh!” said Alice.  She was too much puzzled to make any other remark.

A 7-and-a-half year old heroine whose observant naïvete brings her more sensibility than the fully-formed kooks she encounters?  It’s no surprise she’s my inspiration today.

– Bitten by Sarah Jessica Parker t-shirt
– Striped Forever 21 skirt with braided belt
– Jessica Simpson cobalt flats
– Bunny ear headband


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  1. Did you add the pics with Cheetah late? I hadn’t seen them previously and they’re so cute. Your outfit is awesome and looks like it should be in some kind of ad.

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