Monday, March 15, 2010

Ode to Q's Muchness

Alice in Wonderland - my kid LOVED it.

Just before going to sleep, in the dim glow of the nightlight, she defiantly asks,

"Lost my muchness, have I?"

I imagine her entering Slumberland with a firm grip on the hilt of the vorpal sword.

Ode to Q's Muchness

There is much of much inside you, Q.
My muchness has grown dim or few.
Yours is still there and might grow more
allowing you to truly soar.

I see it clear and bright and strong
A light that fills my heart with song.
Your muchness is what I adore.
You're my muchness and much more.

I hope you never lose its touch.
Q, promise you will keep your much.
I hope that this is what will be:
Your muchness fuels your destiny.

(Could you perhaps spare some for me?)

5 comments:

Bea said...

Love it. You have a way with words :)

gudnuff said...

Hi Bea!!! thanks. I have a lot of mixed feelings about the movie itself...I think they overused the whole jabberwocky poem thing, and Depp's performance felt stilted, or jilted, or wilted...predictable, inauthentic?

But it seems to have deeply resonated with my daughter, more than all of those other feminist-y movies like Enchanted or Shrek the Third. I think because Alice openly rejects hero-status. It's like, I'm not sure I want to get off the couch. To which my kid can very much relate.

Patois said...

That girl of yours needs much muchness, particularly in her 4th grade.

coffeedrinkingwoman said...

I thought 'twas a good movie - but then, Tim Burton movies usually are. The 3-D effects, however, were insipid.

Random Real Estate said...

Amazing..