Saturday, January 27, 2007

Celebrating Dodgson

Today, one of the great influences on my life and spiritual growth, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, (aka Lewis Carroll) celebrates 175 years. Alice may be his best known work, but Mr. Dodgson contributed so much more to the world of mathematics, photography, science, language and literature.

What has always bothered me about Mr. Dodgson’s legacy, has been the reduction of his great accomplishments to an uneducated discussion intimating the possibility that he was a borderline pedophile, or a perverse sexual deviant.

So here, in this small, cramped space on my very obscure and lonely blog, I will do my small part to restore Mr. Dodgson to his rightful place in the pantheon of great minds, and even greater spirits.

And by the way, how much music, art or film would there be to talk about, if the creative minds that explored them didn’t have a small dose of perversity floating around in there with all that genius?

Discover the real Charles L. Dodgson here.