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Monday, 29 August 2016

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.” Alice in Wonderland




One of the greatest books written, and an often misunderstood book, given to children far too young and written off as nonsense, is Alice in Wonderland. There's a depth of philosophy in it for the astute reader, and a great go to guide as an inner compass for a curious and thoughtful mind. Alice bucks the status quo and questions all, including herself.




I was delighted to see these shoes in Origami Doll in Newtown. While I didn't buy them on the spot, I suspect I'll be back later in the week to add to my collection. They'd be the perfect prompt to ask myself 'What would Alice do?' when stuck for motivation.

For anyone wanting to change, or bring change in their lives or the world, it's worth remembering this one of the many dialogues on time.

“Alice:How long is forever? 
White Rabbit:Sometimes, just one second.” 

Maybe the change will come after our lifetime, or maybe it comes sooner than we think.

(Not sponsored, just love Alice)

Linking with #MummyMondays #FortheloveofBlog and #StayClassyMama



25 comments:

  1. I adore Alice, my sister more so. Those shoes - love!! Soooooo many good quotes from Alice in Wonderland.....soooo many xx

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  2. Cute shoes and thanks for the reminder. Xx

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  3. Alice knows what's what and so would I if I had those shoes! They're magic!

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  4. I would be a hard task to not love Alice and all those memorable quotes.

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  5. I'm ashamed to admit I've never read Alice In Wonderland. I've never read any of the Harry Potter books either. Oops. Cute shoes.

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  6. You MUST go back for those shoes!!! They are awesome. We love Alice here too :)

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  7. I have not gone too far into the Alice in Wonderland story at all. Perhaps this is a message to do so!

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  8. Those shoes... Wow! We've thrown a number of themed Alice parties over the years for our girls and I was lucky enough to score an invite to the premiere here in Perth for the latest film. It came with a huge goodie bag and the most gorgeous Alice teapot.

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  9. I read a reimagined Alice earlier in the year. It was interesting seeing how they used the main parts of the story in different ways.

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  10. Cute shoes! They would make a good visual prompt!

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  11. I love Alice In a Wonderland. I so often feel I have fallen down a rabbit hole and am on the look out for creatures and labels to guide me. #StayClassyMama

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  12. How long is forever? Sometimes just one second. Love that! I definitely need to remember that more...maybe I should feet myself some Alice shoes!!x #StayClassyMama

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  13. I was reading some old blog posts the other day and noted a series I did around The Wizard of Oz and loved some of the sentiments from that book and movie. Alice in Wonderland is the same. How lightly we dismiss children's books sometimes....

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  14. Those shoes are so cute! You know, I've never read Alice in Wonderland all the way through. I think you're right, I was given it to read too young. Maybe I need to give it another shot now!

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  15. What adorable shoes - please tell me you bought some xx #teamIBOT

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  16. Ohhhhh I love them! Falling down the rabbit hole would be worth it for those shoes. Thanks for linking up with me on Flat Bum Mum

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  17. Such cute shoes. Thanks for linking up…The Ultimate Rabbit Hole Guest Host – Shari from GoodFoodWeek xox

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  18. I love Alice! My youngest went as
    Alice for her book parade this year, even though, you are right the story is probably way over her head!

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  19. Oh, I LOVES them!!! I just had a look at your Origami Doll link. Looks like I'll be making a little shopping trip to Newtown :)

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  20. Did you go back to get the shoes? Alice is Wonderland is fabulous. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

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  21. How cool are those shoes!! Love them.
    Thanks for linking up to #MummyMondays.

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