Sorting Out My Muchness

Monday, June 4, 2012

Have y’all seen the Alice in Wonderland movie made by Tim Burton?  I am not sure it did well in the theaters but it has definitely become one of my favorite children’s movies that have come out recently.  In this movie, Alice has grown up and does not remember having been to Wonderland before.  Due to some circumstances with the Queen of Hearts, the white rabbit appears and leads Alice back down the rabbit hole.  As soon as she gets to Wonderland, all the characters start to say that they don’t think she is the “right” Alice.  I suppose this is because she doesn’t remember being there before along with the fact that she has grown up and she is different.  The Mad Hatter tells her, ” You used to be much more…”muchier.” You’ve lost your muchness.”

 This resonated with me because I feel like as we get older, many of us do tend to lose some of our “muchness.”  I guess by muchness, I mean audacity.  We learn more about the repercussions for our actions, and as a result we are more careful about things we do and say.  Which I think is a good thing most of the time.  We also have so many responsibilities that sometimes it is too exhausting and we end up not having “much” left to give.  But I would like to vow to spend more time increasing my “muchness.”  Maybe that means taking  more chances and being braver.  To be honest I am not sure what it means.  But I intend to figure it out.

 Now let me be clear that I would never want to become TOO much.  I would never want to be the type of person that is so “much” that they seem to take up all the space in a room.  That would be much too much.  And so I am making a promise to myself that I will spend some time being thoughtful and sorting out my muchness.

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By the time the movie is over, Alice demonstrates that she has plenty of “muchness” left to go around.   It really is worth seeing if you haven’t yet.

What do y’all think?  Are you feeling pretty good about your muchness?

Hope y’all have a lovely Monday.

 

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7 comments :

  • Taylor

    Oh, I just love this post! I haven’t seen the Tim Burton film but it looks fantastic. I think I have “muchness” in some areas of my life and none in others. I’d like to be more brave and do more for myself, which I’m learning to do. I think I’ve definitely grown more fearful of life as I’ve gotten older. I hate that. But I feel that I live in fear… I gotta change that. Gotta get my muchness on.

  • Blair Scheepers

    I have definitely lost some of my muchness, but I think my younger self, did some things a little too much. Only now, as my final days in my 20s come to an end, am I content with what I can’t change, and looking forward to the future and the things I can!

    LOVED this post, just perfect for a Monday.

  • Christina

    Ahh, I love this! I definitely have lost some muchness in certain areas of my life.

    On a completely unrelated/related note, check out this Alice & Wonderland themed shoot – http://greenweddingshoes.com/engagement-photos-inspired-by-wonderland/

    Amazing, right?

    I hope you have a muchier Monday! xo

  • Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty

    Oh to dream and imagine! I’ve lost it in my life, but thankfully this little post is a good reminder. Miss you girls… just sent an email out about our next BNO! Let’s set a date!

  • Megan

    I think you guys all have the perfect mount of “muchness.” Love ya’ll! Christina, that was unbelievable…like a dream!

  • caitlin

    Sometimes I think I have too much muchness…

  • Megan

    Caitlin, I don’t think that your muchness is too much. But I agree that the Airhearts do not lack muchness. :) Love!

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