Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do...

viernes, 20 de junio de 2008

From Neverland o una reflexión sobre la justicia?

Quick as thought he snatched a knife from Hook's belt and was about to drive it home, when he saw that he was higher up the rock than his foe. It would not have been fighting fair. He gave the pirate a hand to help him up.

It was then that Hook bit him.

Not the pain of this but its unfairness was what dazed Peter.

It made him quite helpless. He could only stare, horrified.

Every child is affected thus the first time he is treated unfairly. All he thinks he has a right to when he comes to you to be yours is fairness. After you have been unfair to him he will love you again, but will never afterwards be quite the same boy. No one ever gets over the first unfairness; no one except Peter. He often met it, but he always forgot it. I suppose that was the real difference between him and all the rest.

So when he met it now it was like the first time; and he could just stare, helpless.

This is an excerpt from the book Peter Pan and Wendy written by J. M. Barrie , an Scottish man telling stories to a little girl... whatever it may be, I just post this because... I don't know, perhaps it could be good for Alice to fall down into Neverland from time to time... We are all a bit of Lost Boys. We are all a bit like Peter or may be we just should be so...

The illustration by

Arthur Rackham

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