a very merry unwedding.

I am a Lewis Carroll fan. Unbirthdays, jabberwocks, white rabbit, epic wandering, cheshire cats — the whole kit and caboodle. 

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[source: literary duck blog]

Unbirthdays, amazing as they are, have been around for a while. Everyone loves an unbirthday – I mean, you get 364 of them. But an unwedding?! Curiouser and curiouser. Not sure how I missed this:

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[source: pitchfork]

My mind has gone a bit down the rabbit hole over this one. No need to opine, more just interested in others’ thoughts, reactions, experiences. And I have questions for Jack + Karen. Uh, and their party guests (do you bring a gift? was it more like a funeral? did Meg White give a toast?). So many questions.

And finally, because it’s Friday, some additional closing nonsense to bring us all the way ’round back to Alice:

“Jabberwocky

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought—
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! and through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

“And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”
He chortled in his joy.

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

— Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll

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