Philosophical Rabbit Hole

Alice wondered why she had thought an option in philosophy would be a good idea. So far, she had been alternately bored and mystified by the discussions in seminars. Other students made comments she found pedantic or obvious, yet these comments were greeted with knowing smiles, and further comments that made her feel she was on the outside of an impenetrable practical joke.

The lecturer put up a picture of a white rabbit consulting a large pocket watch. She recognised the Tenniel drawing and fought a losing battle with her concentration.
“What was the rabbit late for,” wondered Alice, and closing her eyes, she fell asleep.

To see the prompt for this post visit Julia’s Place

27 thoughts on “Philosophical Rabbit Hole

  1. I spent many a lecture with my eyes closed. I’d do it different now. Another interesting 100WCGU Isobel. What was the rabbit late for? I think maybe wine time. Enjoy your Wednesday Isobel. CH is off to his Mom’s today to shop for a new vehicle for her. I have the whole day to myself!

  2. Between the photography and the writing…this is why…I’ve nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award. Join in if you like but there is no obligation to participate…the award is still yours as a gift…you deserve the recognition. I have so enjoyed your blogs and wish to thank you for sharing. And in this way I can share your blog with others who may not have found you yet. For more info drop by: http://lovinglifeagreenjourney.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/kreativ-blogger-award/

    • Eldy, that is lovely of you. Thank-you. I have been awarded it before, but to my shame, never got around to putting up the badge or passing it on. That is why I have now opted out of the awards thing. But I truly appreciate your comment, and I am so glad you enjoy this page. I enjoy yours too!

    • I know what you mean, the sort of ‘oh I need to wodge these words in now’ and they are incongruous in the story. Glad to know I have grown beyond that, but am not entirely happy with why Alice is wondering about the rabbit’s lateness..

  3. Love your piece. You always manage to make it sound so leisured – as if you had pages of space to spare.
    I am always trying to shoe-horn my words in!
    I think I’ve blown it this week! I didn’t read the Julia’s prompt properly.
    I hope you won’t mind, but I read your piece without realising it was the 100 WC! As you will see, I have continued where you left off.
    As I say, I hope you won’t mind.

    Commenting has gone from being difficult to becoming a total nightmare.

    Writing from the Edge
    http://lorely-writingfromtheedge.blogspot.com/2012/03/while-hanging-in-charges-shirts-on-line.html

    • Soo just had three goes at commenting in your page.mit won’t even let me type now! I shall try again later. 🙂
      Have you tried commenting and just giving your name and an email address? You can still put links into comments that way.

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