Do you ever feel as if you are in the midst of a MAD TEA PARTY?
Sometimes the demands of work, school, kids, traffic, entertaining, money, chores, and errands jumble our heads as if we were the flamingos the Queen used for croquet mallets in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland !
"Off with her head!"
~The Queen of Hearts
When life pulls us in each and every direction, we can't help but crave some peace and rest.
"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
~The White Queen
Don't get me wrong, I think a mad tea party would most definitely be an exciting event to attend... but lately I find myself craving a quiet little tea party with only one person on the invite list.
"Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle!"
I just finished reading a biography on Lewis Carroll, who wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.
Lewis Carroll's real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. As a teacher, clergyman, poet, author, mathematician, and photographer, he was truly a fascinating man of the Victorian period. The biography is called The Mystery of Lewis Carroll by Jenny Woolf in case you would like to check it out. It was an interesting and educational read, and I definitely recommend the book.
In recent years, I have become more interested in Alice and its author, perhaps because I feel I can relate to the unexplained chaos of Wonderland.
"We're all mad here."
Tonight, I have the house all to myself... I think I will heat up the kettle, and make myself a warm cup of chai tea ;-)
If you are interested in hosting your own MAD TEA PARTY, there is a great article in the Halloween edition of Better Homes and Gardens magazine that gives loads of clever and quirky ideas.
"Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it's getting!"