Feb 22, 2010

alice in wonderland

Yes the title says it all. What can I say I may have a little fascination with it. I think or I’m beginning to realize I get these “little obsessions” from time to time. I start loving something so much whether its a video, song, movie or book. I tell people about it, I watch it or read it or play it over and over, until I finally get a bit tired and start with something else, yeah I know what can I say. Anyway, this one of Wonderland started when I was reading this blog (can’t remember) and the blogger mentions her favorite movie being “Alice in Wonderland.” I thought it was a bit odd since she was over 25 years old, and further more it’s not one of those more popular Disney movies say “Cinderella.”  I typed it up on goggle and was surprise to see Disney was remaking it as a movie in 2010. The funny thing is that I may be wrong, but I believe that was back at the end of 2008, and I became so fascinated looking up at what the movie would be that I decided to re-watch the cartoon. I wouldn’t say it became my favorite but I saw it from another angle- how fabled it is with so much illusory images and sayings. I’m not sure the right word to describe it is “whimsical,” but I was just fascinated how Lewis Carroll’s mind worked and how she played with logic and came up with all these dream-like storylines. I was fascinated with her mind. So much fiction and irrationality, I just felt that with everything on going in my life I needed that bit of “fantasy,” and some part of me had forgotten what it was to be a child full of fantasy and dreams. I also watched “Big Fish” again (which was another movie I wasnt a fan of- I’m just not into cartoons, Disney movies or any other movies with too much chimera) and I was surprised to see the “charm” in it. Of course, I went on and bought Carroll’s book “Alice in wonderland” and came out with “The Complete works of Lewis Carroll” (image below) instead, but I’m so glad I found this antique version of the book which I’m absolutely in love with.

Yes it is just as big as it looks if not bigger. Its far bigger than the average book, very thick and heavy so it might be  a bit hard to take along anywhere, but its more of that read-at-home-books, and it’s just too gorgeous (I’m in love with antique books), one to treasure for years and specially for when I one day have a child to pass it on to :)

By the way, Im in love with this picture from Tim Walkers book, reminds me of Alice in Wonderland as well, see the blue dress? ;)

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