In our Elementary school production of Alice in Wonderland, my brother was Tweedle Dee. I was Tweedle Dum.

I remember there was a line where the King asks Alice to read a scroll:
"But where shall I begin?!" she asks.

And the king replies:
"Start at the beginning and continue on until you reach the end. Then stop."


"Then stop." still strikes me as knock-me-on-the-ground genius.

I think I've lived my whole life hoping someone would ask me, "Where shall I begin?"

June 9, nineteen98