Alice awoke at the end of my favorite childhood movie and it appeared that Wonderland only existed in her dream. Journeying through Wonderland, wishing constantly to be back with her family while meeting intriguing characters along the way; the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat and Caterpillar, just to name a few. Mischievous, anxious, deceiving, irritable, pompous, disturbed, dazed & confused, angry, and completely apathetic are these characters who, in short, offer no help or reassurance that she will make it back home. While each character presented distractions, Alice learned to trust her intuitions, while listening to her heart and believing in herself. Though it was a very curious dream, it may have been one of the best.
Perhaps one of the reasons Alice in Wonderland has remained a favorite story of mine is simply because it reminds me a lot of life. Going through the motions and meeting perplexing characters, experiencing situations that feel more imaginary than real, feeling like you’re at your wits end and pinching yourself to be sure it’s not all a dream. Alternatively, if every day progresses like clockwork you may already be stuck in the matrix searching for a blue pill.
As I’ve mentioned before – each moment with a loved one or unexpected encounter with a stranger is meant to be. What we experience throughout life teaches us, and provides opportunity for new perspectives as we navigate through the vast unknown. We really don’t know what the future holds, and you may not be ready or willing when change occurs – just the slightest misstep and you could be on your way down the rabbit hole. How the story unfolds in is your hands.