Happy 4th of July to all bloggers and readers in the United States!
Our country, the Philippines, used to be a U.S. territory from 1898 to 1946 and for 48 years we celebrated with the United States every 4th of July!
In another part of the world, the 4th of July is also significant. On July 4, 1862, an Oxford don who wrote under the pen name Lewis Carroll, began writing the story of a young girl who tumbles into a rabbit hole where she discovers another world – a wonderland. One hundred fifty years later, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland continues to draw young readers into underground escapades.
Here are some quotes from Lewis Carroll:
“When you are describing a shape,
a sound or tint,
don’t state the matter plainly,
but put it in a hint. And learn to look at all things
with a sort of mental squint.”
“Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards.”
“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.”
“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”
(Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 6)