917 – Humor can change our view of life

I am giving some quotes from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol. The ridiculous logic gets to one and one smiles or laughs aloud.

Alice: ‘I must get through!’
Doorknob: ‘Sorry, you’re much too big. Simply impassable.’
Alice: ‘You mean impossible.’
Doorknob: ‘No impassable. Nothing’s impossible.’

Imagine trying to get through a doorknob keyhole.

Alice: ‘I just wanted to ask which way I ought to go.’
Cheshire Cat: ‘Well, that depends on where you want to get to.’
Alice: ‘Oh, really doesn’t matter as long as I––.’
Cheshire Cat: ‘Then it really doesn’t matter which way you go.’

Here everything is taken seriously by both Alice and the Cheshire Cat. And then one sees how madly crazy the conversation is.

March Hare: ‘See all the trouble you’ve started?’
Alice: ‘Really, I didn’t think…’
March Hare: ‘But that’s the point. If you don’t think, you shouldn’t talk.’

Both The March Hare and Alice are in an open-ended conversation. It can go anyway. The play is on ‘think’ and in some ways if one speaks after thinking then there would be less confusion or more laughter.

Recommendation when you are sad, read ‘Alice in Wonderland’.

Aim Hrim Klim

Walt Disney, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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