These past few days have me feeling like I have fallen down the rabbit hole…down…down…down. Headed to a place unknown and scary and quite peculiar. Not unlike Alice, we have a new leader that seems to have that impulsive nature of the Queen of Hearts; “Off with their heads!” Or more trumped up to today’s liking: nuke em all!”
So have we all gone mad? Well, according to Cheshire Cat, “we are all mad here.” And where do we go from here? We are likely to go somewhere from here, if we just keep going, depending on where we want to go. Perhaps we have the chance to go somewhere if only we walk long enough. Perhaps that long walk can resemble hope in some fashion where we walk away from the old and find a “much more muchier” new. We are bound at this point to realize change as it is occurring and hope to not fear it.
“Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise.’”
Now if you can figure out the above quote, then you are much more clever than I. The only thing that I can surmise from that quote is that we, if we choose to be something more that what we appear to be, would appear to be what we want.
According to most, we want to be great again. Was there ever a time that we were not? It doesn’t take a man to make us believe that we need him to be great again. We may have just stumbled a bit on that path that we may have already been on in the first place. WE as a people can do this together. And if we are a little “mad” right now, truly all the best people are. It is how we go on from here that matters. It matters how we treat one another and find a mend to this divisiveness. We heal ourselves first, before we can ever heal our country.
“Who are YOU?” said the Caterpillar.
This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, “I–I hardly know, sir, just at present– at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.”
Change, we are truly on the precipice of the rabbit hole looking down into the unknown. We may not know who we are or how we define our path, but we get their together, mad or not.
Quotes take from: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.