Lizzie in Wonderland

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Wonderland indeed! More like Wonder-why-I-entered-into-this-Land. I feel like I’ve fallen down the Rabbit Hole. And just like Alice, I’m encountering my own menagerie of strange characters.

If you’ve been watching my web series on You Tube (Click Here) then you’d know that I am knee deep in a New Year’s resolution to try online dating. And so far it’s been wildly unproductive. All I’ve been matched with are a bunch of Tweedles. Men who think that the best way to talk to a woman is to say things like “Hey baby” and “I think I’m going to give up if you don’t talk to me.”

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True story. Someone actually sent me that message. What am I supposed to do with that? You’re giving up on dating? On me? On life???? Seriously!!! Online dating is exactly like a fairy tale. Except the story’s kinda scary and doesn’t have a happy ending and is full of really terrifying, evil fairies.

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It’s not that way for everyone and I even know that it won’t always be that way for me. Each connection is different. And I am proud of the fact that I haven’t let my past and current experience jade me from trying new ones. I like new adventures. I always have and I imagine I always will. But this Rabbit Hole is getting a little dark  for me. Where is my White Rabbit? My plucky Cheshire Cat? Hell, at this point I’d take the pipe smoking Caterpillar. Stick around. And let’s see how this fairy tale continues to go, shall we?

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Wizard of Oz Revisited

Last night a friend and I went to see The Wizard of Oz on the big screen in Imax 3D. And let me just recommend, that if you have the chance to go while it’s in theters, you should go! It’s always been a visually beautiful film and the 3D element adds so much more.

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I had a bit of a realization while I was watching it. And if you’re a child of any decade after the 60’s then you’ve seen this movie many times, as I have. I’ve seen it as a child and as an adult, but I guess I was paying closer attention last night.
And what struck me most was that Oz is merely a dream. Was anyone else aware of this sad truth?

My whole life up until this moment, I have believed Oz to be a real place Dorothy went to and got sent back from. Not merely a dream.

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Perhaps somewhere deep in the back of my mind, where I hide all my grown up thoughts and inclinations, maybe I knew. It sort of made me sad to think of the movie in this different way. Almost like I finally came home from Neverland and grew up.

So I am officially rejecting this realization and am returning to Munchkinland where all magical things are still real. Like Wonderland and Neverland and Oz!!!
I much prefer to live in technicolor and to dream in black and white!