Tuesday, 9 June 2015

When White Roses Become Red...

"You're not the same as you were before," he said. You were much more... muchier... you've lost your muchness" Lewis CarrollAlice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass.

No matter how many times I watch Tim Burton's version of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, I still enjoy it. There is so much we can learn from this seemingly kids' tale.

Not too far into the film, Alice tells Lady Ascot that she could always paint the white roses - which turned out not to be the right colour - red. This is one incident that shows Alice to be a young lady who does not let life knock her down. Humanity needs to adopt this type of thinking, that is to believe in the impossible, even if a plan of action is required. We are living in a world that is at times largely occupied by negative behaviours, negative attitudes, doubt and greed.   

Most children see the world through Alice's eyes. The older we get...we seem to lose our "muchness". Maybe what we should be trying to attain is - finding our "muchness" and making this world a "muchier" place. 

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