But since Alice started to talk (to the Tiger-lily) it's ok to answer her.
"`In most gardens,' the Tiger-lily said, `they make the beds too soft"
It's well accepted that art and expression comes on the basis of suffer, difficulty, trouble and misery. Same for the flowers- give them hard ground and the expression will come. Is it on purpose using the word "beds" like human beds ?
"you're beginning to fade, you know"
Does the rose hints to lines 19 - 22 of the opening song ?
"as sensible as a dictionary!"
A dictionary is a the perfect logical system since each and every word that appears there is defined by other words that are defined in the same dictionary.
"and you're in the Second Square to began with"
If Alice's current place is live two, where is line one ? The answer, I think, is that for a pawn there is no back line one, he never was there, and as long as it's pawn can't ever be there. So, for the pawn there is no line one, the chessboard is of seven lines only.
"it takes all the running YOU can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!"
This part is so filled with meanings, there is no way one can handle it in less than a very deep book. However, I would like to note that:
- There is no way to reach anywhere by running since YOU can stay at your place at most by running So, use technology to move forward, take the railway.
- No point in running, by standing you stay in your place just like by running but without all the waist of energy. So, relax, enjoy life, you won't miss a thing.