I was, as Alice would put it, getting “curiouser and curiouser” if readers of ‘Just ask Alice’  actually figured out the analogy behind just who those characters were that Java and Alice met in Wonderland in yesterday’s post. Seenimod was the first to flash that he hadn’t ‘got it’ and had to read it over for enlightenment to dawn. Zaney was next and undoubtedly there would be more. So, just to give you a hint in case you want to go back and try to figure it out, the Queen of Hearts is a character that we all know very well, played a huge part in all of our lives, courted controversy throughout her career, has experienced the dizzy heights of success and also the dismal depths of failure, is still out there – not quite in the wilderness, but always threatening to make her move to return to the limelight. That should do it. If you can’t figure out who she is, you must be intensely obtuse. And if and when you do, all the other characters should fall in place like so many suites in a game of solitaire.

As the song goes…

When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen’s “off with her head!”
Remember what the dormouse said:
“Feed your head
Feed your head
Feed your head