Going Down Your Own Rabbit Hole
In the spirit of intention and listening . . . I spent my 2019 Spring Break blowing my own mind! It was a fun journey into my unconscious and mystery and magic of a good story to transport and transcend. I was just enjoying the wonder of research and then I stumbled upon the audio version of Alice in Wonderland! I had never read it nor did I really know the entire story . . . some how that escaped my curiousness in childhood.
I enjoyed finding the text version on a site that also had a through analysis of the story. I was so inspired and lite up that I even wrote notes about the epiphanies I was having during this time. I am inspired to draw and paint some aspects of the story that were most profound to me.
"Tell 'em a hookah-smoking caterpillar
Has given you the call"
Shoshin is a word from Zen Buddhism meaning "beginner's mind." It refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level, just as a beginner would. Enjoy!
Down the Rabbit Hole - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll . . .
I used the following resource along with the audio book to give me the experience of the original text layout and black and white woodcuts.