Amazingly, I’ve never read this classic, but I have heard this section quoted before. A few weeks ago it came up in a sermon at church, and it’s worth quoting here. Community, after all, is one of those ‘impossible’ things.
`I ca’n’t believe that!‘ said Alice.
`Ca’n’t you?’ the Queen said in a pitying tone. `Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.’
Alice laughed. `There’s no use trying,’ she said `one ca’n’t believe impossible things.’
`I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. `When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast…”
– from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, Chapter 5, “Wool and Water”
What impossible things have you believed before breakfast?