six impossible things.

22 Apr

it’s friday, and although i recently learned that here we work two saturdays a month, i wanted to celebrate the end of the week in canada.

on wednesday i decided to put up a few pictures around my desk space to make it a little homier –  and also to start a few conversations. (see: yesterday’s self-pitying post) i put up shots from our wedding that show my entire family and they have definitely started generating some buzz.

(mom – you should know that you have been attracting lots of attention.  mainly in the form of “this is your mother? oh she’s so beautiful! so beautiful!” sorry everyone else.)

anyway, in addition to pictures i have put a quote from lewis carroll’s (slightly trippy) classic novel, ‘alice through the looking glass’ that i ripped from a greeting card several years ago. i carry it with me everywhere. it goes like this:

“there is no use trying,” said alice; “one can’t believe in impossible things.”

“i dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the queen. “when i was your age, i always did it for half an hour a day. why, sometimes i’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

novel advice.

for a long time now i have strongly felt that you must believe in the impossible to get what you truly want. some days, i’ll admit, i feel selfish and crazy for thinking this way, as this mantra has taken me away from the things i love the most. things like husband, dog, family, friends, babies and giant glasses of wine.

but as time passes and i prove my theory more and more, i realize that you have to fight for what you really want out of this life.  and sometimes that means believing the impossible.

anyway, at the risk of breaking into a disney song right about now, the point is that this long weekend i encourage you all to pour yourselves some wine and follow the queen’s advice.

an edit from al: i’d like to thank mrs. ferrin for fixing my erroneous quotation.  lord knows i already make an ass out of myself most of the time, without adding incorrect quoting to the mix. thanks jen!


13 Responses to “six impossible things.”

  1. A.A.B. (auntie angie baby) April 22, 2011 at 5:08 pm #

    I am doing it at this very moment. It better work for me, that’s all I can say. Happy Easter – there’s chocolate in the mail for you (kidding).

  2. Allison April 22, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    are you drinking wine or dreaming big? both are possible i guess…is it past 11 am there? :)

    happy easter, missing you guys. xox

  3. Jennifer April 22, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

    beautiful! I am off to dream of impossible things right now!!
    Happy Easter

    • Allison April 22, 2011 at 8:24 pm #

      im glad you liked it…now make me my own monster!

      too forward?

      but seriously, i want a monster. we will discuss the terms and conditions when i return.


  4. Barnet April 22, 2011 at 7:19 pm #

    Always use care with those cakes lest you become…..

  5. ica April 22, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

    Happy easter sister! Miss you! Get to see benny and my fluffy puppy tormoRrow so excited. I may have to place a picture of you at a chair at the dinner table just so you are there is spirit!!

    I shall eat enough chocolate for the two of us I promise! And just bring on that giant glass of wine to!

    Love you so so much!!


    • Allison April 22, 2011 at 8:25 pm #

      TOTALLY bring a picture of me. i demand it!!!!

      love you too!!!!

  6. Barnet April 22, 2011 at 8:01 pm #

    Additional wisdom from Lewis…..

    Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.

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

    If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.

    She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).

    Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.

    Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic.

    • Allison April 22, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

      he really does have the best quotes – they’re so wonderfully ridiculous but they have lots of true-isms in them too. i love that you shared these ones…they’re classics!

  7. Hannah April 22, 2011 at 11:20 pm #

    If you’d like, I’ll start to carry Allison on a Popsicle stick around with me. Which would you prefer? Allison showing off her water bottle mimosa or Al with a bra on her head?

    In the theme of Easter, I think a mimosa will do.

    (Please remember that YOU made these two Al’s on a Popsicle stick and made the unfortunate decision of sending them to me so I can cart them around the world.)

    And to leave, my favorite Impossible song from Cinderella:

    Impossible! But the world is full of zanies and fools who don’t believe in sensible rules and won’t believe what sensible people say.. and because these daft and dewey eyed dopes keep building up impossible hopes impossible things are happening every day!

    • Allison April 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

      wait….you DONT carry an allison popsicle stick around with you everywhere now? that’s a disappointing turn of events. i thought that those were always in your purse, ready to be unleashed on the world. and clearly the answer is bra-head al. she’s the best al.

      loved the cinderella song. i like to think that you are my partner in crime when dreaming of the impossible – if not partner – then leader of the pack. xo

  8. Jen April 24, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    Just for future reference (and yes you can beat me up for being a super-nerd when you get home, I’m used to it), that quote is from Alice Through the Looking Glass.

    • Allison April 24, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

      lol, i shall edit accordingly. and yes, you are a super nerd. but that’s ok. :)

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