“You used to be much more…“Muchier.”
You’ve lost your Muchness.”
The Mad Hatter to Alice
Alice in Wonderland
A few years ago, the movie Alice in Wonderland came out. I was really looking forward to that movie. When I was a little girl, I was fascinated by the story of a little girl who fell through a rabbit hole and encountered an entirely new world. Maybe back in the day I had the beginnings of being adventurous but the responsibilities that I encountered on the road to adulthood put a stop to the thoughts of such silly shenanigans.
Recently, I saw this quote about “Muchness” from the movie. The Mad Hatter is speaking to Alice and he says, “You used to be much more…muchier. You’ve lost your muchness.” And you know, quite honestly, I think I have, too!
Have you seen this movie? Alice spends her time fighting off who people say she is. They all know her from her previous adventures in Wonderland, of which she has no recollection at all. They speak to her of the memories of her adventures, of their experiences with her and of who she is. Alice adamantly replies, “I am Alice, but not that Alice.” Her adventures, and the future, are all written down on the scroll of Wonderland and still, since she has no recollection, she does not realize that she has forgotten who she is.
How much so with us?
For me, I have not walked in my muchness in one particular area of my life. I used to be much more muchier in this one situation than I am now. I realize this. So do others, but I can’t seem to get back to that place of confident, bold, muchness. Try as I might, momentary victories in this place do not seem to last. The pressure mounts, and it is simply easier to forgo the adventure of rising up and simply get through the day. “I am Delana, but not that Delana.”
I’m confessing that I intend to see this one area of my life line up with all of the other areas! So, here’s to regaining my muchness!