"Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift." - Albert Einstein
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
Stuffed Toys Ready For Pickup By The Fence
WE ARE never too young or old for a stuffed toy to cuddle but some (no matter how cute) overstay their welcome. This bear, with the year 2000 sewn into the bottom of its foot, and two bunnies that might have been Easter gifts looked forlorn in the shade of a big fence at a home where they once were cherished. Will a new family scoop them up or will they end up in the trash I wondered?
Almost everyone has found comfort in plush animals. They peak our imaginations and sit politely in tiny chairs at children's tea parties. They are as consoling as security blankets and as forgiving as pet puppies. I don't remember my childhood favourite but my daughter's favourites have a place in my home. Most are stored in plastic bags waiting for a new generation of hugs.