April 22 is The Earth Day.
for the Earth Day Reading Project was the book “Through the Looking Glass”, by Lewis
Carroll. I liked the humor of Lewis Carroll. Since then, when my children were
young, we loved this book.The children laughed when I read them (of course, in Russian translation):
`I said you looked like an egg, Sir,' Alice gently explained.
`And some eggs are very pretty, you know, she added, hoping to turn her remark
into a sort of a compliment. `Some
people,' said Humpty Dumpty, looking away from her as usual, `have no more
sense than a baby!'
didn't know what to say to this: it wasn't at all like conversation, she
thought, as he never said anything to her; in fact, his last remark was evidently
addressed to a tree - so she stood and softly repeated to herself:
Dumpty sat on a wall:
Dumpty had a great fall.
King's horses and all the King's men
put Humpty Dumpty in his place again.'
last line is much too long for the poetry,' she added, almost out loud,
forgetting that Humpty Dumpty would hear her. `Don't
stand there chattering to yourself like that,' Humpty Dumpty said, looking at
her for the first time,' but tell me your name and your
business.' `My name
is Alice, but -'
`It's a stupid name enough!' Humpty Dumpty
interrupted impatiently. `What does it mean?' `must a
name mean something?' Alice asked doubtfully. `Of
course it must,' Humpty Dumpty said with a sort laugh: `my name means the shape
I am - and a good handsome shape it is, too. With a
name like your, you might be any shape, almost.'
about the Looking Glass world, describes all the familiar emotions: joy and
sadness, fear and trust, resentment and perseverance, curiosity and
Little Alice always knows what is right and what
is wrong and goes to her goal.
Many adults and
children love this story. Some people find a reflection of their fantasies
and other people endowed with artistic talent are inspired to realize their
creative ideas. Working in the garden in the rain and cold, summer and fall, I
try to make a beautiful garden and so my ideas have been achieved.
So we enjoy the priceless gift that the English mathematician Lewis Carroll made for
people more than a century ago.