Believe Impossible Things

Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said: “one can’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.” 

— Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass

The matter-of-factness of the Queen’s statement about believing impossible things is her formidable strength. My contribution to a society that must take seriously its issues of inclusion, equity, eradication of poverty, economic justice, and ecological ruin is showing my students that belief in impossible things is their prophetic obligation. I want to teach my students to be more like the Queen, and less like Alice.

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