“‘And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!’
He chortled in his joy.”~ Jabberwocky ~ by Lewis Carroll from Through the Looking Glass
As our nation steps out of the looking glass, it is my fervent hope we keep one eye steady on the reflection we saw there. It is certain the dark aspect of reality we’ve lived in for years now is not gone, only waiting for an opportunity to resurface. The work begins here. Time to open hearts hands and minds.
I find myself simultaneously elated, exhausted, and gripped by a dreadful foreboding that will not diminish until January 20, 2021.
As a child I was fascinated and frightened by Carroll’s Jabberwock and the poem feels suited to our collective national moment.
Calooh! Callay! O frabjous day
Sometimes I worry that I’m so eager for information about everything all the time that it comes off as intellectually ‘handsy’
A return to the Handsome Furs after nigh on 11 years of absence. Welcome home to my heart sweet friends, I’ve missed you.
Hold on all, see you next week.
2 thoughts on “frabjous”
Hi Lindsey, I love your thoughts this week, and now maybe I can sleep a bit better now myself…..No more apologies to our overseas friends for our political perfidy over the last 20 years, and I have restrained hope in our rep. democracy again. We may regain the soul of our country again.
Interesting abut “Jabberwocky” I really did not know about it until I was a sophomore in HS, although your grandfather B, I am sure read it to us as young kids. I was and am fascinated by it, but not especially scared, although when we read it in HS there were artists who tried to capture an image of said beast, and those visual images stuck with me for a long time….I think that if #45 had one, a different short story would be appropriate…. …maybe something written by Edgar Allen Poe, or Ambrose Bierce. Or maybe Moby Dick…..”see, he beckons…..” BTW the new name for my car is “Moby” I am going to check out more of your stuff…so I might have more to add…..love you…dad
I see the image….. I remember this….. but I think I saw more images….Carroll was under the influence of some sort of drug, was he not?? xo