Non Screen Words - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
"I don’t much care where--" said Alice.
"Then it doesn’t matter which way you go," said the Cat.
"--so long as I get SOMEWHERE," Alice added as an explanation.
"Oh, you’re sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."

-Lewis Carrolls 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', Chapter 6.

Original illustration by Sir John Tenniel.

I loved Tim Burton's 2010 post-Underland movie, but not half as much as the Disney intepretation of the 1865 original book. There is something about my memory of watching the video casette as a child that cannot be outdone by HD, or even Johnny Depp.

But as much as I loved it, I refuse to re-watch it now. Sometimes things serve me better in memory from big eyes where the world seemed a marvel, down to up, and I had somewhere to go to. Unlike where now, from up to down, sometimes the world seems small and I can only see where I've gone. Yet, I know that will be what defines the Somewhere a person will eventually be.
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