Monday, March 29, 2010

Preppy "Muchiness"

Last weekend the Preppy Boyfriend took me to see Alice in Wonderland in 3D. I was tickled to see the show because I have always been a big Alice in Wonderland fan, it was my second favorite childhood story behind the Frank L Baum Wizard of Oz series (which by the way there are at least 20 Oz books... that are so much better than the original movie, which is pretty darn great to begin with)!

Anyway, as I'm sure you know Tim Burton's Alice, combines the stories of Alice in Wonderland, and Alice Through The Looking Glass into a new retelling of the classic stories. I liked it, but if you're married to the traditional Alice story you may think Mr. Burton took one too many creative licenses with the plot. 

However, this post is actually about a quote from the movie... at one point in the film the Mad Hatter turns to Alice and says, "You used to be much more... muchier... you've lost your muchness."

It occured to me that we were all probably much more, muchier when we were younger, and I wondered what part of my muchness have I lost? 

I think I've lost the ability to get lost in my imagination, as a child I could play house, or dolls, or kitchen for hours and completely get absorbed in my imagination. Now as an adult, I'm lucky to get lost in thought for 5 minutes before I get distracted.

What part of your muchness have you lost, that you wish you still had?


Trish said...

I agree with you, I miss being able to let my imagination run wild for hours on end! Wouldn't it be fun to be able to play dress up and tea party all day in real life? :) XOX

Keri said...

The Wizard of Oz series was my absolute FAVORITE. My Dad used to read them to me as a kid. I think we read all of them. I want to see Alice in Wonderland also.

How was your race?? I was thinking about you this weekend!

TheFamousStacie said...

I think of myself in terms of dog years. During my puppy years, I was that flamboyant, hyperactive puppy.

I had tons of energy and was the captain/president of everything I was a part of.

Now I hide in the back trying not to be seen. I do the bare minimum to get by.

I'm just too tired, or I just don't care anymore.

: ) See, I'm smiling, it's all good.

cMe said...

I lose a little of mine every year, I just get so caught up with "real life" and a job and all that grown up stuff.