Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Once upon a mind

Who am I is a universal question. In response to that question Plato said the unexamined life is not worth living, he believed wonder is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge. Alice, (from Alice in Wonderland) like Plato, wanted to know Who am I, what am I, how should I live my life? “Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.”

Once upon a mind is really another way of using once upon a time to talk with children about the important things in life. The Alice books show how books don’t provide the answers but they do deepen the questions. The best of children’s books offer the opportunity to wonder, to move toward a deeper knowledge of self, helping children grow and flourish

Happy Birthday and thank you Lewis Carroll (1.27.1832) for creating one of the most enchanting characters in literature.