Alice followed a rabbit into Wonderland. Would she have been made as many discoveries had she decided not to go? Perhaps. The strength of her character lies in the actual journey, not the one she didn’t take.
What Lewis Carol failed to mention in the adventure was that the rabbit’s house needed bathroom renovations Canberra. Alice transformed into a big person again after eating a carrot from the rabbit’s garden. This distracted from her critique of the rabbit’s house.
The bathroom renovations were delayed as a result of the Queen of Hearts’ consistent demands on the rabbit. His timekeeping, without the watch, was fairly good. He had the patience and instinct required to harvest a successful crop. The watch messed with his innate judgment of reality. It created a chaotic universe that revolved around the queen. That bathroom renovations includes the tiling and other things that will look better.
The Cheshire cat amused himself with chaos that the queen carried with her. And Alice was tricked by his desire to be amused. She’d thought that there was substance behind his smile, but found a fickle cat that was willing to laugh at the mayhem that the rest of Wonderland presented.
The tea party was not a tea party at all and if anything confused the true meanings of birthdays. After Alice awoke do you think she saw birthdays, or tea parties for that matter, in quite the same way?
Alice’s journey represented the confusion that we all go through when dealing with transformation in our lives. The caterpillar was the biggest symbol of this in the classic tale.
Like her, we learn, like Alice did, that if I eat this it will make me grow tall and if I eat that it will make me grow smaller. With each position, a certain persona is projected into the world. As we all adjust to changes that are taking place in our lives, it is important to consider how your new position, big or small, will affect those around you. Sometimes it will be to your benefit and other times it won’t. The best thing to do is to go with the flow and, in some cases, see where your tears lead you.
If you reach a dead end, another path will present itself. If the path ahead is clear, see where leads. This is the story of Alice and her journey can be a great lesson to us all if we allow it to be.
Each journey begins with one step. For Alice it was down the rabbit hole, for you it could be into a new city or a new outlook.