Monday, February 23, 2009

The Cheshire Cat - You know, He Really Does Make Sense.


"`Cheshire Puss,' [Alice] began, rather timidly, as she did not at all know whether it would like the name: however, it only grinned a little wider.

`Come, it's pleased so far,' thought Alice, and she went on.

`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.'"

"`But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.

`Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: `we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.'

`How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.

`You must be,' said the Cat, `or you wouldn't have come here.'

Alice didn't think that proved it at all; however, she went on

`And how do you know that you're mad?'

`To begin with,' said the Cat, `a dog's not mad. You grant that?'

`I suppose so,' said Alice.

`Well, then,' the Cat went on, `you see, a dog growls when it's angry, and wags its tail when it's pleased. Now I growl when I'm pleased, and wag my tail when I'm angry. Therefore I'm mad.'

Sometimes I feel as though I am always in the world of Wonderland, don't you? I guess we're all mad!


Anya said...

Every day a new post where you get the ideas from HEHE

I have to translate it, that was a bit too much for me haha...
Yes, I also know that story very nice story !!

Michelle, you know I think we all live in wonderland....... I'm also a dreamer too LOL

Mocha is still sick..... I hope not
Give her a big hug from me and Kareltje and Quincy course also a hug HEHE

April said...

I'm right there with you, Michele, if it's any consolation!

Kelly said...

Yes, we're all mad...mad I tell you!!!
Would you have it any other way? ;)

Kathleen said...

It's good that we are all mad, that way we understand each other. Today is my sister's birthday, be sure to give her a hello! HUgs, Kathleen

Heather said...

i agree! Happy Tuesday to you!

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Anonymous said...

Love Alice and that Mad Mad cat :) Glad your feeling better!

Melissa said...

Maybe we are all mad. But we have the most fun, don't we?

Your blog is looking so beautiful.

faerie enchantment said...

I love Alice in Wonderland, That Cheshire Cat is completely magical, loved this post.

So glad you will be joining in on the carnival soiree!

Magic and Joy!

The Blonde Duck said...

That's perfect logic to me. :)

Janet said...

Yes I live in "wonderland" everyday - "wonder where my keys are...." "wonder why the dog ate my book"....."wonder if I can muster up enough energy to exercise today!" Life is a challenge, but how boring it would be if there was none! Carp Diem!e

Koleen said...

Hi Michelle! Yes, I think I live in Wonderland sometimes. I'm so glad you are feeling better!

Anonymous said...

I'm pleased to report that my kids enjoy the wacky, upside-down worlds of Lewis Carroll as much as I did as a child. :>

Athella said...

oh, I love Alice in Wonderland!
I helped my niece plan her wedding a couple years ago and we used little framed quotes from Alice on the tables. It was a fun and magical wedding