“The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things…”
This partial quotation from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking –Glass and What Alice Found There, was not the intended topic of today’s post, but my recollection of it initiated my thinking, as it usually does.
You see I memorized this in high school, and it has stayed with me, even when other things I learned did not( including geometry, algebra, trigonometry, and biology classifications).
I have other obscure literary quotes that trigger the same reaction.
“Don’t undo what I do!”
This is a modified version of Annie Sullivan’s response to Captain Keller’s meddling in her attempts to teach Helen Keller, from William Gibson’s play The Miracle Worker.
I have tried, with great dramatic flair to use this line in various situations with my husband. It didn’t work. He was not impressed. Maybe it was overkill. Was it so wrong to use that line with my husband when he has turned off the coffee pot before I have finished drinking coffee that morning?
“After you my dear Alphonse.”
This line from Shirley Jackson’s short story of the same name, published in her collection of stories titled The Lottery, is about making assumptions.
True confession. This has been a fault of mine , as I assume I know what everyone is thinking and feeling- especially my daughters. Warning! Don’t do this. Not only will people not be impressed, they actually want their thoughts to remain private. What a concept.
My topic for today’s post? Blogging. Apparently my mind has decided that will be for another day.
Tune in tomorrow for more off topic thinking.