Thankful Thursday

I watched the 2010 Alice in Wonderland with my kids last night, and it was great. I had 3 of them curled up in my lap and life was good. I love this movie, and I’ve got a strong desire to read the book now. I loved how inquisitive my kids were about everything in the show, and I love that they’re still young enough to think that I have all the answers 🙂

For some reason this show has been on my mind a lot lately, maybe it has to do with how crazy I am, and how crazy it is, but I feel a strong kinship with this movie. I feel an even stronger connection to the quirky quotes in the book. I can handle madness, but I don’t know if I can handle as much madness as in that book! That’s why I haven’t read it yet, lol. 

So with all that rambling, can you guess the things I’m thankful for today? I’m thankful for happy, healthy children…and the love of reading!

“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.”
“I don’t much care where –”
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.” 

“Curiouser and curiouser!” 

“The time has come
The walrus said
To talk of many things:
Of shoes- and ships-
And sealing wax-
Of cabbages and kings-
And why the sae is boiling hot-
And whether pigs have wings.” 

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Beware the Jabberwock…

Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe.
All mimsy were the borogoves And the mome raths outgrabe.

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”

He took his vorpal sword in hand,
Long time the manxome foe he sought —
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through!
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

“And, hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!’
He chortled in his joy.

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe.
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

-Lewis Carroll

Sometimes silliness gets stuck in your head and there’s just no getting it out until you write about it. This is one of my favorite poems and it’s been stuck in my head for days. Hopefully by getting it out in the open, I can stop being so obsessed with it. That’s a metaphor for other issues in life, but I’m leaving it up to you, the reader, to guess what those metaphors are. 🙂