Thursday, November 5, 2009

Divinipotent About the Wisdom of Fairy Tales

"Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you."
~ Carolyn Leigh and Johnny Richards, "Young at Heart"

Most classic children's stories are written with a lesson in mind — stay away from trolls, when visiting grandma check her teeth, beware of people in gingerbread houses. But other stories are more philosophical.

Today Divinipotent Daily invites you to get into the Zen zone and ponder some thoughts from the stories Lewis Carroll wrote to entertain Miss Alice Liddell, along with a random sampling of the extraordinary artwork Arthur Rackham created to illustrate them.

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Alice came to a fork in the road. 
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
"Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat.
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."

"It takes all the running you can do just to keep in the same place."

"But I don't want to go among mad people," said Alice."
Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here."

"Tut, tut, child!" said the Duchess. "Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it."

"Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop."

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