[RE-READS] The little door and the golden key//Alice in Wonderland//

Imagine falling down a rabbit hole!
I could never!
I have way too many things to do during the day for an excursion like that!
What if I get late? Everyone will get mad at me for disappearing like that. And I am not sure I am that brave yet. 😥

But Alice was.

She went after that funny little rabbit with a waistcoat and a pocket watch. Oh my ears and whiskers, she followed him straight into the hole that was more of a magical tunnel going downward.

If I was Alice, I would have panicked my way into exhaustion and would definitely have fainted. But she didn’t. She was braver, you see. Far more clever than you and I could ever be! She knew all about latitudes and longitudes and EVEN THE EXACT DEPTH OF THE EARTH! ;p

How do you beat THAT?!

I can’t. I won’t. I just want to follow her adventure. And I did. It felt like a long, long time until the fall came to a stop.

[But I wonder – do bats eat cats? Or cats eat bats? Do they? Eat each other? What do you think? 😉 ]

A room full of locked doors and a golden key – lying there, in wait for Alice to grab it and turn the lock to a whole new world – gorgeous, magical. A garden – where all miracles happen. DUH. *rolls eyes*

But it was way too big for some of the doors, and way too small for the others.

Alice was confused. What was even the point of putting a key on the table that didn’t fit anywhere?! It was a question. A weird question. For who thinks of keys when there are lovelier things to dream about – like pictures in a book, or a walk with Dinah! 

Still her question was valid. Who was so stupid as to make a key with no lock to put it into? It’s a misfit. WHERE WILL IT GO?!

Without a lock, a key is useless. It’s ABSOLUTELY FUCKING USELESS. But wait – a key is always the answer to a question, isn’t it? A doorway to the other side, no matter what that side might be, where it might be. But the question must have been asked before the key was made, right?

Or maybe the key maker was just THAT dumb, making keys for his own amusement? Nah. xD

So Alice, little explorer as she was, went about the room trying to find some place to fit the key. And at last, she found it! YAY! A little door to which the key belonged! Why couldn’t she see it before though? It was RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER EYES!

Why is it that sometimes the opportunities to a better world, a better tomorrow are just standing in front of us , with open arms and we fail to see them? REALLY SEE THEM. Isn’t it strange the way our mind prioritises things? We are so lost in the mundane, the OBVIOUS that we forget to look at life with a fresh new perspective, with wonder, with hope.

It’s a miserable situation, for sure. IMAGINE IF Alice HAD FAILED TO FIND THE LITTLE DOOR! She would NEVER have found the way to the beautiful Wonderland! What a shame would that have been, wouldn’t it? Because then YOU AND I wouldn’t have been able to experience the wonders of Wonderland either. A bright new world slipped through our fingers unnoticed ALL BECAUSE WE COULDN’T SEE PAST THE USUAL BATTERED WAY OF DAILY PERCEPTION! 

I wonder now what little doors with magical worlds on the other side have WE left unnoticed, what new opportunities WE have missed just because we didn’t WANT to see them, just because we didn’t have the golden key of courage TO JUST TAKE THE RIGHT STEP!!

Get up, get up!
It’s time to get moving!
You are losing your wonderland because of your inability to SEE PAST THE OBVIOUS!!!

ASK ALICE! She knows. She has all the answers to ALL YOUR QUESTIONS – because she asked them first! 

Find the hidden door, unlock it with the golden key of faith and confidence and take a dive in the wonderland – it’s there. All around you. You just need to SEE.

This isn’t my first Alice in Wonderland re-read, you know. On the blog, the first one was wayyy back in 2017 AND IT WAS SOO MUCH FUN! ❤ But I find myself going back to this magical and witty story over and over again – always coming back with something new to ponder on!

IT’S SUCH A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!

How about you?
How many times have YOU read Alice in Wonderland, huh?! 😉
What’s one book that you go back to AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN – and it never gets old?! Apart from Pride and Prejudice, I mean! ;p