In case you were unaware that quotation is a line from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. I recently read it and started thinking about things, in particular thinking. I’ve been thinking a lot lately. Probably too much. The fact that I am evaluating my pondering tendencies increases the likelihood of this being an accurate suspicion. I do not begrudge the thinking process or myself for using it however, I am concerned about the the effect this may have on my life. You see, traditionally thinkers aren’t doers. I like doers, mostly because they do. While doers are doing, thinkers are busy thinking about doing and talkers like to talk about doing. Neither of them however realize that they are so engaged with their respective majors that they aren’t actually getting anything done.
This is where Alice can enlighten us all. You see, Alice, is a doer. She sees the rabbit and follows him straight down the rabbit hole immediately. Once she gets there she discovers some form of potion and (pausing only to make sure “poison” isn’t written on the the bottle) drinks it. Throughout the novel she stumbles from the irrational to the insane and keeps moving (slightly recklessly but still, impressive).
Isn’t that a delightful philosophy for life? To engage with nonsense, perhaps even enjoy it. To dive into our own ‘rabbit-holes’ and relish the adventures that ensue. I can’t personally think of a time when I have been impulsive and regretted my decision to do so.
This brings me rather smoothly to why I’m starting this blog thing. I’ve thought about it for a while, some of my friends have them and I know it would almost certainly be useful to pour my soul out over a few lines every once in a while BUT never actually started one. So, here it is. My jump into the rabbit hole completely unaware of what is next and proof that for today at least, I am a doer.