söndag 2 oktober 2011

"And the White Knight is talking backwards.."

Sunday, I spent decorating a wall in the old section of the house which has not yet been renovated. The fog was rolling outside and I stayed indoors painting Alice! Here she is growing after eating the strange mushroom! The rest of the walls in this corner room beaming with light will be covered with other Wonderland motives. A rabbit or two? An evil off-with-her-head queen of Diamonds?

I remember what we used to call that mushroom back in Berkeley in 68, grooving to Jefferson Airplane´s record: "The white rabbit" - which I have to admit, I still adore:
Grace Slick paying tribute to Alice´s famous trip to Wonderland. (At Woodstock, -69)

White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don't do anything at all
Go ask Alice
When she's ten feet tall

And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you're going to fall
Tell 'em a hookah smoking caterpillar
Has given you the call
Call Alice
When she was just small

When men on the chessboard
Get up and tell you where to go
And you've just had some kind of mushroom
And your mind is moving slow
Go ask Alice
I think she'll know

When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen's "off with her head!"
Remember what the dormouse said;

Keep your head"