Happy New Year! Check out this great photo set by Mark Nixon featuring pictures of teddy bears and other stuffed animals that have survived a lifetime of love and affection.
My favorites are the ones that are missing limbs and stuffing and discolored with age. It speaks volumes about the emotional connection possible with objects.
Of course it’s also fascinating that they are all animals. Why?! I have more theories than I have time to write about now. One is that a stuffed animal is a metaphor for dominance over nature, a story about our ability to domesticate things that could be frightening. I mean, for real, bears, like, kill stuff. All the time.
What do you think?