small and glad

"Alice must grow small if she is to be Alice in Wonderland." --G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy Alice must grow small. My summer muse, Chesterton, looked me severely in the face and spoke this sentence just after I had typed the woefully self-pitying thought that I felt like a newly-hatched butterfly whose wings would not un-crumple.…

a wilderness rambling

The man in the wilderness said to me, "How many strawberries grow in the sea?" I answered him as I thought good -- "As many red herrings as grow in the wood." "And the moral of that is --" began the Duchess of Wonderland.  But we bundled her out with her pepper-pots, because we do not…