THE 

THEME

She was falling down the rabbit hole…

 

Wonderland, a dreamland that is better when you are completely lost. Don’t worry Alice, you’ll just have to follow the White Rabbit, he’ll lead you exactly where you belong. “Drink me, Eat me,” it said. Upside down, downside up. A place where time doesn’t exist, and a clock ticks infinity. Where forever sometimes is just one second. Follow the White Rabbit, follow your mind, follow your heart. Follow the place that feels like home, even though it’s just happening in your head, or that’s just what people like to think. And always remember, just because it’s happening inside your head doesn’t mean it’s not real. Wonderland looks different for each one of us. For some, it’s a feeling. For others, it’s a place. For some, it’s a memory. Wonderland lives within each one of us. Wondrous worlds of fictional creatures. Dwarves, Hobbits, mad hatters, caterpillars, elves, eaglets, wizards, magicians, death eaters, dragons, dodos, white rabbits, ghosts, Oompa Loompas, pirates, and Cheshire cats. “Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the jubjub bird, and shun, The frumious Bandersnatch!” Worlds full of nonsense, yet, everything makes sense. “Off with their heads,” the Queen of Hearts shouted. Runaway, run, the White Queen is the only one who may save you. Here comes the Knave of Hearts. A strange feeling arrives, you are now where you always belonged. You’ve escaped reality, and have now entered inside your imagination. Narnia, Wonderland, Neverland, The Shire, Rohan, The Old Forest, Mordor, Mirkwood, Lothlorien, Harad, Gondor, Dead Marshes, Beleriand. In the riddle of existence, stop yourself from growing up, stay forever a child. The White Rabbit once told Alice, “many people have come and gone from Wonderland, but only the most special ones discover what it’s truly about.” “Finding love?” Alice asked. “Finding yourself,” responded the White Rabbit. Who are you? Nobody knows. You’ve come here, but you are unable to remember. The real question is,  who am I in the world? Ah, that's the great puzzle! “Who are you?” asked the Caterpillar. “I hardly know, Sir, just at present—at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.” responded the dreamer. “What do you mean by that?” said Absolem, sternly. “Explain yourself!“I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, Sir,” said Alice, “because I am not myself, you see.” Alice was lost. Perhaps the Cheshire Cat knows the answer. What direction you take depends a great deal on where you want to get. This direction, that direction, it doesn’t matter, you shall get to the Hatter or to the March Hare, both are mad. We are all mad, you are mad, but let me tell you a secret, the best people are. It's no use going back to yesterday because you, and I was a different person then. Curiouser, curiouser, drink your tea, it will get cold. The moral of the story? Those who wander realize there is no such thing as impossible. Those who mind don’t think, and those who think, don’t mind. Getting lost is the only way you’ll find yourself. After all this time? Always. A land full of mystery, danger, and adventure awaits you. Where happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light. Don’t let the muggles get you down! Think of six impossible things before breakfast. Even miracles take a little time. Don’t fear the unknown, only in the shadows amongst the evil is where the Jabberwocky was defeated. In the darkness of a wardrobe, Lucy enters Narnia. Lewis Carroll once told me, “everyone wants a magical solution for their problem, and everyone refuses to believe in magic.” One never thinks fairytales are real until you find yourself in the middle of one. The secret, Alice, is to surround yourself with people who make your heart smile. It’s then, only then, that you’ll find Wonderland. Remember, in the gardens of memory, in the palace of dreams, that is where you and I shall meet.

 

See you on the other side.