On Practicing the Impossible

Alice laughed. "There's no use trying," she said: "one can't believe impossible things." "I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

Set six months after Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass was the source for several of the verses that were later incorporated into the now famous Disney movie. Both are examples of the literary nonsense genre. The illustration is by Sir John Tenniel.

Originally published on The Minot Voice: January 10, 2015