le plus loin le plus serré

le plus loin le plus serré
mourning art

in memoriam

"yet I tell you, from the sad knowledge of my older experience, that to every one of you a day will most likely come when sunshine, hope, presents and pleasure will be worth nothing to you in comparison with the unattainable gift of your mother's kiss." (Christina Rossetti, "Speaking Likenesses," 1873)

Monday, May 28, 2012

toys (even a potato, even a soda bottle)

Pretty sure my heart just broke. 

ingenuity and inventiveness, of course, but you can't call this "upcycling."  
but it does speak to the need for toys, which is a very, very, very old need indeed (there is archaeological and other evidence for pull toys and dolls going back thousands of years).

In Juliana Ewing's "Land of Lost Toys," there is a very brief passage about a toy that is respected and revered by the others for how much it was loved: a potato, the "doll" of a poor Irish child, a toy the child clung to even through starvation and death.

1 comment:

Benny Johans said...

Well, that's one old rugged castle! But looks cool! May be we can create kids castle like this one, may look cool too.
Benny Johans