Bookish Tribute – Lewis Carroll

“I can’t go back to yesterday¬† – because I was a different person then.”

“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

“You used to be much more…’muchier’. You’ve lost your muchness.”

“No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.”

” ‘Curiouser and curiouser!’ Cried Alice (She was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English.”

Today is the 186th birth anniversary of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, more popular by his pen name Lewis Carroll. The English writer, mathematician and logician was known to be quite inscrutable as a person – a religiously, politically, and personally conservative man. He is famous for his “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and its sequel “Through The Looking-Glass”. His “Alice” books were known to be whimsical, while his mathematical works included word play and humorously literal interpretations, Dodgson having delighted in “nonsense, logical confusion, and language puzzles”. I didn’t pick up one of his books for the occasion, opting to create some bookish artwork instead. A simplistic, cheery bookmark to keep my books company.

Jan 2018 (5)

Inscrutable