September 9, 2008

“Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later...that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty and, perhaps love, adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic possibilities of life. " Thomas Wolfe

1 comment:

Heather said...

I can't tell you how many hybrid toys I've seen much like that first picture. Doll heads with airplane bodies. Doll bodies with robot heads. Teddy bears with (hand-sewn, and not by me)old socks instead of legs. The horses are special treasured magical creatures though, and may not be mutilated or tampered with in any way, without my daughter having a complete breakdown.