I was watching a movie yesterday and one of the lines in it caught my attention...
It was not an Alice in Wonderland show but there was a moment when a comment made the whole movie seem clear to me.
Brittany Murphy was in this one ( I love her and think - sadly - she died too soon). In this show she is driving in her car talking to herself and she says....
"How is it that a girl can fall down a rabbit hole into a world of chaos and come out unchanged?"
I say, SHE CAN'T !
Look how Alice herself has changed over the years.
I am surely not the same girl I was when I first got married and had my children. Thinking about it - there is so much living in a life - how can anyone come through it unchanged? I think it is simply impossible. We are shaped by our experiences and those we hang around with and work with and by what we see, hear and listen to. So is that what we call wisdom? I always thought that only the grandma's and grandpa's were filled with wisdom. The nuns, the priests, the pastors, the monks. They spend a lot more time listening than talking and I think that is wisdom in itself. I always talk too much. My friends say that is what makes me who I am and to never change but I totally get the concept of listening and keeping things close to your heart. I vow to keep trying to get better at it. To ask people questions about thier lives and to just sit and let them be in the driver seat of the conversation pool for a while.
So, about that Alice in Wonderland falling down the hole moment. I guess that's it. How brilliant. She is an unsettled girl with an inquisitive nature who finds herself in all sorts of predicaments - some of her own doing - some scary, - some fun - and in the end she finds her way back - enlightened - and appreciating where she had begun just a little bit more.
Did I get it right? It looks so much easier in the movies. Truly I think it is.