Thursday, January 27, 2011

don't come around here

Do you know, I always thought unicorns were fabulous monsters, too? I never saw one alive before!' 'Well, now that we have seen each other,' said the unicorn, 'if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you.'

Lewis Carroll (27 january 1832 -1898) author, mathematician, photographer
quote above from through the looking glass

I didn't plan on having bits of wall art featured three days in a row, however, details from the murals inside sullivan's, my favorite local place to get fish and chips and a pint, seem to work as photo pairings in the mouse's celebration of the lives of rabbie burns on tuesday and lewis carroll today.

in many respects lewis carroll, born charles lutwidge dodgson, was such an enigma that his life and interests have generated much speculation and a phenomena known as the carroll myth.

the other day I was musing about some of the books I've enjoyed that feature historical figures as characters, I can't believe that I completely forget about a very enjoyable read that I read just last year: alice I have been by melanie benjamin. the main character of the book is alice liddell hargreaves - the daughter of the of the dean of christ church, oxford, and the person believed to be the inspiration for lewis' alice character. benjamin uses this as her inspiration for her historical novel.

tom petty is the mad hatter in his completely alice inspired vid/song don't come around hear no more (1985)

8 comments:

Liza Ursu said...

that tom petty video has always stuck with me, and funny that I just added it to my youtube music playlist.
thanks for this post.

ArtSparker said...

Just watched Dreamchild, the 80's film about Alice at 80 visiting the United States. Understated, but with wonderful work by Jim Henson's studio. Jenny Woolf, another blogger, has written a bio, The Mystery of Lewis Carroll, published last year.

tony said...

if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you.
Cant Say Fairer Than That!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

liza - tom looks so good in the mad hatter's hat he's kind have kept that look over the years, no?

as - i remember it as a lovely movie, need to rewatch it been a long time!

tony - my favorite part of that quote!!

Ricky Shambles said...

Love Carroll and just caught Tom 10th row here in Cincinnati over last summer. Delicious, the both of them :)

Tess Kincaid said...

I love "if you believe in me, I'll believe in you".

Daisy said...

That's a very well dressed unicorn!

Alan Burnett said...

Ah it was Guinness