Saturday, May 30, 2009

Case Study 21: "The Looking Glass"

Wonderland. A place famously characterized by Lewis Carroll as both curiously enchanting and oddly existential; a place to both lose and find yourself at the same time.

"The Looking Glass" is a raspberry cupcake with a champagne creme filling and a vanilla-lemon buttercream. Perfect for a tea party, sane or mad.

Perhaps the Cheshire Cat was onto something when he told Alice "most everyone's mad here." I always wondered if it was in asking ourselves the questions that we find the answers, or that if we are curious enough we might just stumble upon them along the way.

"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.

"I don’t much care where--" said Alice.
"Then it doesn’t matter which way you go," said the Cat.
"--so long as I get SOMEWHERE," Alice added as an explanation.
"Oh, you’re sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)

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