Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Where Darkness Meets Light

"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to."
"I don't much care where –"
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go."
- Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland)
This week's Slice of Life is Where Darkness Meets Light. There's a very nice poem on Darrah's site here, but the first thing that popped into my mind when I contemplated the poem was Alice in Wonderland. A few months back I read the book for the first time, and I have to say I prefer the animated Disney movie to the book, which I found a bit simplistic, though rife with wonderful quotable passages. I also watched the Tim Burton movie, being both a big Tim Burton and Johnny Depp fan, which was enjoyable and visually satisfying. I think dark and light is a common theme in the story: imaginary vs. real, the Red Queen vs. Alice, the Chesire cat, for example. But its where they meet that makes things interesting.

1 comment:

Run Lori Run said...

I really enjoyed Tim Burton's AIW too.