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Why is a raven like a writing desk?

Alice in Wonderland has to be my all-time favourite childhood film. In some way it has inspired my writing, particularly when exploring ideas and concepts from a different perspective. Or through the looking glass as one might say.

Silly riddles similar to the title of this post often trigger the brain juices and a mixed response from its audience. I could perhaps write a whole post today on why a raven is like a writing desk but the truth is, there is no answer! It is nonsensical. And this is why I love this story. It’s full of nonsense yet makes you ponder.

Some have also suggested that there are underlying drug connotations embedded within the story. Alice eating mushrooms and the caterpillar smoking some sort of substance from a pipe are two of a few reasons why this claim was raised. Perhaps Lewis Carroll himself was under the influence when writing the story? Not exactly great press for a childhood classic.

Nevertheless, I’d still like to pay homage to the logician and his mad as a hatter riddles.

Dx

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