Saturday, March 24, 2007

Late for Wonderland


As a boy, I was a dreamer. I would read constantly and get lost in other worlds on a regular basis. So it wasn't difficult for me to imagine a white rabbit in a waistcoat with a pocket watch and chase him down the rabbit hole in search of Wonderland.

I don't get there much anymore.

I'm sure the White Rabbit is still out there but the older you get, the harder he is too see and there is less likelyhood you would follow him if you did.

Actually, I can now relate more to being the White Rabbit than the one who chases him down the hole. My pocketwatch, however, has been replaced by a Blackberry constantly beeping to tell me I'm late for a very important date. And most of the meetings I'm late for are just as surreal as the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Maybe it's because I don't read books as much anymore. The good ol' Blackberry is partially at fault for that, too. I spend the time I used to spend reading on my commute, frantically responding to e-mails or playing video games.

I miss Wonderland, though (or at least a Wonderland that doesn't involve a crackhead screaming while sheparding a Shop Vac down the sidewalk). I miss climbing an apple tree and imagining I am an astronaut or turning a card table and a quilt into a castle. I miss picking up a book and reading it from cover to cover in one sitting. And I miss a life of mystery and adventure spread out in front of me like one of those books waiting to be devoured.

I think I've come up with a solution for my dilemma. I'm going to put a new meeting notice in my Outlook. It will be one of those reoccuring meetings. Everyday it will pop up on my Blackberry and tell me it is time to go to Wonderland. And when I jump up and run out the door and someone asks me what the hurry is I'm going to tell them, "I'm late for Wonderland."

12 comments:

Angel Without Wings said...

Being a dreamer can get you into all sorts of trouble and I spend a lot of time in dreamland so I know this to be true. But its sad to lose that part of you.

Tell you what, I'll meet you in Wonderland and we'll raise a little hell together. We'll show em how to party......

Steve said...

We all have dreams. Sometimes reality brings about their downfall and one thinks that it's pointless........
I say but a 2 words....

"Fuck 'Em"

Miss Bliss said...

I am also a dreamer, but unfortunately I never grew up. I am still a slave to daydreaming, I get lost in la-la land by reading a single captivating sentence and I am prone to forgetting where I am when I am reading a book. I am grateful that when I need my common sense and adulthood to step in, it does.

I think your idea of scheduling a Wonderland appointment is awesome. It proves that you are a practical dreamer - that is the best kind.

Hayden said...

an appointment with fantasy- the best kind! what a great idea - a perfect recurring appointment!

Blazngfyre said...

My baby helps me get back to those "wonderland" days.
Being close to 2, I take delight in HIS delight .... and EVERYTHING is 'new' and amazing to him!

Kristy said...

I thought Michael Jackson bought Wonderland-?

Angel Without Wings said...

Kristy Micheal Jackson bought Neverland but John Mayer sings Your body is a wonderland if that helps.

Tim ID said...

AWW,
Dreaming doesn't get you into trouble, waking up does. See you in Wonderland!

Steve, Now that is poetry.

Miss Bliss,
A practical dreamer. Now that is an interesting concept.

Hayden, It may not be spontaneous, but it doesn't remind me to wake up and dream.

Blaznfyre, That sounds like the best way to find your way back to Wonderland. Both of you are lucky!

Kristy,
Yeah, that was Neverland. And I think he put it on the market.

AWW, Thanks. Kristy gets confused sometimes. She lives in Kent. There's a wonder if I ever saw one.

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

I love your idea ... a meeting with Wonderland - fanfuckingtabulous!! Check out my thinking bloggers post! JP

Tim ID said...

Thanks JP, It's a meeting I enjoy being on time for.

anna said...

Brilliant idea! I think I'm going to borrow it and schedule my own meetings with Wonderland.

Tim ID said...

Anna, You better hurry. Wonderland started to book up after I wrote this. I had a hard time getting an appointment :)