Something Pretty Damned Cool is happening on 27th January.
It’s Rabbit Hole Day. What’s Rabbit Hole Day? you ask. Do you remember when you read Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland? Do you remember what happens in that book?
Hrm. <– sound of consternation.
Well, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass are two of my favourite books of all time. I just *happen* to have read them recently, but in case you’re not up on your Carroll, you can read the book in its entirety on the headache-inducing blinky light machine “thanks” to Project Gutenberg. You may care to note I am not a fan of books-on-web. Kind of ruins the experience of reading a good book, I say.
Anyhow, at the very beginning of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice is drowsy and somewhat petulant, lying in the sun with her sister, when a white rabbit with pink eyes appears. This is not so incredible as when the rabbit pulls a watch out of its waist-coat pocket and bounds off. Alice follows the rabbit as it ducks into a rabbit-hole in the hedgs. Further in the rabbit-hole, she falls into a deep, dark well, and everything goes a little topsy-turvy. She meets a cast of incredible characters, has some wonderful adventures (hence the title of the book, one might surmise), and generally makes my life better for having had them and having had someone like Mister Lewis Carroll write about them. That was very clever of Alice, don’t you think?
So, when I was browsing BoingBoing this morning, I saw the article about Rabbit Hole Day, and I thought: “That’s bloody fabulous!”
The point of Rabbit Hole Day, by way of a long and convoluted explanation, is to write your blog, your articles, your letters at work, everything you write, in a style completely different from the one in which you usually write. What terrible fun! So. 27th January. Let’s do it. Let’s fall in love (with Rabbit Hole Day). You and me!