Money is necessary to enjoy the fruits of living, and not simply surviving. However, there are two imposters of Artistry and Commerce accompanying this pursuit. Balance sounds rational, almost nudging a wistful assumption to enlist wisdom for this journey to chase the rabbit, like Alice, down the rabbit hole.
Thank you for your patience with me in this study "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice, "without pictures or conversations?"
Exerts from the novel, "Alice's Adventure In Wonderland," of the chapter, "Down the Rabbit Hole," written by Lewis Carrol:
"There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself 'Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!' (when she thought it over afterwards it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but, when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.
In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.
The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down what seemed to be a very deep well."
“Lewis Carroll” was the nom-de-plume of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898), author, mathematician, and photographer, best known to book collectors (and children everywhere) as the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865), perhaps the best known children’s book in the language and certainly one of the most influential. After Alice, no children’s book could afford to be stuffy, didactic, or entirely free of fantasy again.
A pioneer of early photography, Dodgson has been called “the most outstanding photographer of children in the 19th century” (Gernsheim, 28). Original examples of his photographic prints are rare and highly sought after.
Other items of Dodgson-related interest are original illustrations for his works, particularly those of his best-known artistic collaborator, John Tenniel. As well as Tenniel's original pencil drawings, electrotype woodblocks made from them by the Dalziel Brothers occasionally come to market.
Luther Roseman Dease, II Photography Works is a website. Luther Roseman Dease, II Photography Works is also a discovery of what is found upon completion of a chase after a rabbit down the hole. But more than snagging rabbits, and their giant allure through madness and triumph sirens restoration from captivity's fall from a "treasure too deep for men's tears." (Wittenstein)
When I capture the rabbit, I will share what happened next. But until that netting happens, I will share the captures from camera as bread crumbs and distractions away from the rocks beneath sirens' tempestuous, tempting and distracting calls unto disaster. Neither shall I claim disaster, but rather the victory to embrace, keep and reflect the majesty in light.
King James Version (KJV)
12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
King James Version (KJV)
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Thank you for your patience of applied meaning, and reflective notice of these photography works,
Luther Roseman Dease, II