Given my daughter’s Alice in Wonderland ballet recital, a recent trip to Disneyland, and a little buzz surrounding the new Alice in Wonderland movie, I thought it might be a good time to give Alice a little bit of a “shout-out” here at The Gypsy Road. I can only conclude that Walt Disney was accurate when he said, after being asked about Alice in Wonderland‘s lackluster reception: “When we got down to it we realized that it was just a bunch of weird characters.”
I read the Lewis Carroll story back in the fall after putting it off for many many years. As a result of that experience I will add that Alice is a very enlightened character in a postmodern sense. Since we need to become comfortable with the mysteries of the world if we’re going to be serious about traveling the gypsy road, I thought this quote from Alice in Wonderland would serve to connect us to the fairy tale we all find ourselves in—the spiritual journey. We’re also using it in the first Small Group Life release.
“I almost wish I hadn’t gone down that rabbit hole—and yet—it’s rather curious, you know, this sort of life! I do wonder what can have happened to me! When I used to read fairy tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!”