Saturday 28 September 2013

    late running whites rabbits and falling and falling…

     

    I have been falling for five minutes, and I still can’t see the bottom! Hmph!  Well, after this I should think nothing of falling down stairs, said Alice as she falls down the rabbit hole and her dress poofs up like a parachute!

    I have felt like I have been down the rabbit hole for the past few weeks! Everything was topsy turvy ~ each day was full of unexpected pleasures and unexpected challenges.

    And so, inspired to share this wonderful Vogue editorial by photographer superstar Annie Leibovitz.

    I’m late, I’m late

    For a very important date

    No time to say “Hello, Goodbye”.  

    I’m late, I’m late, I’m late.

    Photographer: Annie Leibovitz
    Source:  ”Alice In Wonderland” Vogue US December 2003
    Model: Natalia Vodianova

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    Saturday 5 February 2011

    White Rabbit “We’re All Mad Here”

     

    ‘But I don’t want to go among mad people,’ Alice remarked.

    ‘Oh, you can’t help that,’ said the Cat: ‘we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.’

    ‘How do you know I’m mad?’ said Alice.

    ‘You must be,’ said the Cat, ‘or you wouldn’t have come here.’

    [Alice in Wonderland, ch 6]

    The White Rabbit is a fictional character in Lewis Carroll’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. He appears at the very beginning of the book, in chapter one, wearing a waistcoat, and muttering “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!” Alice follows him down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. Alice encounters him again when he mistakes her for his housemaid Mary Ann and she becomes trapped in his house after growing too large. The Rabbit shows up again in the last few chapters, as a herald-like servant of the King and Queen of Hearts.

    Some believe the rabbit was late for the announcement of the Queen to the royal garden. The panic the rabbit showed was his fear of losing his head. Upon her arrival (where Alice has been helping to paint the roses red) the cards finish their song and the rabbit blows his trumpet (which he had been carrying for most of his lines) royally introducing the king and queen.

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by “Lewis Carroll” with illustrations by John Tenniel.

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