I figure if I just start typing that an idea for Day 10 will hit me and I’ll be swept up in a blogging moment that will relieve the pressure I feel from this self-imposed challenge, and perhaps change your life in the process.
How about we start with one of the best movie lines I’ve pretty much ever heard, “Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Of course, it originated from Lewis Carroll’s novel, Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There – for you fellow English majors out there. Though I have to say, I woke up at 5:00 in the morning to get the firstborn on the bus to DC, so practically everything was impossible before breakfast.
Let’s try six impossible things after breakfast and keep in line with Alice’s theme:
1. There is a potion, a.k.a. coffee that can make you think – and what would some of us do without our dark roast, café latté, café con leche, macchiato or espresso? Although I began my coffee journey with café con leche years ago, my horizons have expanded to appreciate almost all types. That, my dear friends, is maturity.
2. There is a cake that will make you grow and it’s in the form of a donut – what would the morning be without that? There’s also the cinnamon roll, scone, bagel, French toast or muffin. All of which will not make you grow tall like Alice did in, but will make you grow similar to the fashion of Tweedledee. It’s just a little something I’ve learned firsthand over the years, but never let it stop me.
3. Animals, such as my dog Henry, can talk - I know his bark that warns me of the vicious squirrels outside. I know his distinct whine when he needs to. . .well, you know. And, I know that my day will be absolutely atrocious without his gentle whimper as I pet him on my way out the door. Clearly, he speaks volumes to me.
4. Cats can and do disappear – especially those feral ones in the neighborhood that somebody keeps feeding. They are everywhere and they are nowhere. What I do know is that they are jumping on the hood of my car and scratching it up. I’m pretty sure that will eliminate the broadest of smiles from anyone.
5. There is a place called Wonderland - there just has to be. Otherwise, what’s the point of everything we do? It’s all to get to our own personal Wonderland, where ever or whatever that may be. For me, that place is all-encompassing, undefined – however, it’s a place that allows my family to want for nothing, yet be grateful for everything.
6. I slay a Jabberwocky in some form or fashion every single day. It is the “ferocious maneater in life” creating our daily trials that keep the fire lit within us. Too much, isn't it? Perhaps you can call it that little negative voice that tries to convince us you can’t, but in reality, you can? Let’s run with that.
I’m beginning to think Lewis Carroll wrote his entire two novels about Alice as a metaphor about my life, right? Okay, perhaps not just me, but it sure does feel like it sometimes.
I’d love to read your version six impossible things, so do share.
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