Part II Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

We left off in our last Wonderland Adventure with Alice having shrunk small enough to get through the door that leads to the beautiful garden, but having left the door key on the table. Failing in her attempt to climb up the table, she decides to eat a little cake left in a box under the table. Perhaps this will help her grow to reach the key. After finishing it off, she shoots up like a telescope but is much too large now to fit through the little door. Disregarding her own advice to stop crying, she sheds a pool of tears. Presently, seeing the rabbit, she implores his help but to no avail as she startles him so that he drops his glove and fan. Holding his fan, she realizes that this is causing her to shrink away again!

Downsized and eager to head for the garden door, she finds it shut and realizes the key is still up high on the table. She is worse off than before.
(Oh, I think I can relate to Alice’s predicament. Have you ever longed for and tried hard, through many ups and downs, to get through a door and into a lovely new place but can’t grasp the key to it?)
This ordeal may have caused the next careless step, I’m not sure…but at any rate poor Alice slipped and found herself almost drowning in her own sea of salty tears then tries to get help from a mouse who has fallen in also. Her insensitive communication with him regarding her cat and a dog (the former a good mouser, the latter a good ratter) most assuredly doesn’t build any bonding.
(Why is it we say we want to make friends but are so selfishly focused on our own interests that we seem blind to those of others?)
Well. Alice patches up her conversational mistakes enough so that at least the mouse doesn’t abandon her. Then the mouse, she, and several other ‘curious creatures’ swim to shore and embark on an unusual way to try to get dry. (See you next time to find out how….)
The Garden 1The Key To The Garden Door

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About Debi

I live in Leesburg, Virginia where I teach high school students in the Agriculture Department. Additionaly, I am self-employed as a horticultural consultant and landscape designer. "Beefriend the Bees!" and "Neither Here Nor There" are children's books I wrote and illustrated available from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=Deborah Chaves&x=12&y=25. Other interests include singing and playing my guitar (also have a CD for sale on Amazon called "Gardening Therapy"); walking my American Bulldog, Cloud and Olde English Bulldogge, Sky; staying active in my local church, and blogging on the www.thedailylily.com.

10 thoughts on “Part II Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

  1. O, me, O my poor Alice! How did Alice patch up her conversational mistakes? Did she use a band aid or what? This is a very interesting hypothesis?

  2. “(Why is it we say we want to make friends but are so selfishly focused on our own interests that we seem blind to those of others?)” Debi

    Debi, your thoughts are as cold and icy as the weather in DC. Would an adult do this? Maybe a child that is in process of teaching and learning but a mature adult!!!

    Check out http://www.samepicture.com/ by Tammy M. and her resolution for ’09, Hang Out with Friends…vote while you are there. Also all are invited to upload your resolutions for ’09. Picture and thought. This is a good way to document your resolutions and have friends cheer you on.

  3. From what I can tell from listening to the story, Alice patches it up with an apologie after she realizes her mistake and asks the mouse not to leave her.
    An adult should not be so selfish that they focus on their own interests at the expense of being sensitive to a friend’s needs. I am ashamed to say I, as an adult have been guilty of this at times. The sin of selfishness is very blinding.

  4. Debi, I love your “Daily Lily online book club” on Alice and her adventures. It is fun and exciting.

    For my Januray ’09 reading I am reading for my work “Love and Respect” by Dr. Emerspm Eggrerocs. Also, Kay Arthur’s “Teach me to Study the Bible in 28 days.” As well as trying to keep up with my three month goal reading C.S. Lewis, “The Pilgrims’s Regress, Christan Reflections and God in the Dock.”

    I can’t hardly wait to finish my work reading to check in with you right here to see what Alice is up to next on her many adventures. Thank you, keep it coming.

  5. Your readings Sara sound interesting and varied. I always appreciate the fresh insights, comments, quotes, etc you share throughout your blogs so I am sure your reading work will enrich us all even more this year. Thanks.

  6. Debi,
    I am enjoying reading Alice’s adventures! I absolutely love the pictures! They help bring the story to “real life”, and I can’t wait to hear how they dry themselves!

  7. Debi,
    I love your story and the many lessons hidden in each line. I am so excited to be back on line in the new year of 2009, and what an awesome story to read. I love the beautiful pictures. It seems that Alice and I share the same type of problem. Everytime I eat the cake in the box, I also grow and I can’t fit through the little doors. Thank you Debi for sharing a story that I can totally relate to.

  8. I see funny bone Chickenfarmer is back with her humor. Cake and grow! I don’t eat the cake I just eat the frosting. Will that cause one to grow?

  9. I don’t know if it will cause you to grow Sara but I’m all for experimenting…you get the iced cake, chickenfarmer and I will eat the cake part (as I know you don’t like to share your icing) and then we will see what happens…maybe we will shrink…who knows? We can think like Alice did ….”Alice had got so much into the way of expecting nothing but out-of-the-way things to happen, that it seemed quite dull and stupid for life to go on in the common way.” And we don’t want a dull and stupid life.

  10. Sara, we know that you are asking Debi a rhetorical question about whether an adult in a so-called relational situation, conversation or communication would dwell solely upon themsleves and their own interests and focus.
    Or that they would only be interested in the matters being related by another, to what they could use for themselves, (which is not a bad thing) but usually to the detriment of the other person, with no interest in a follow up or a sharing or comment, or encouragement. It’s like having a convesation with a encyclopedia or a dictionary. Our own interests first and foremost. Poor Alice. Buer her adventures certainly present a good moral lesson…if we could only fine it!! 🙂

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