|This pensive fox and his traveling wardrobe are the work, I am told, of Russian illustrator Nalogina Lubov who works under the name The Takiyaje Dolls. My thanks to Under the Blanket for information and links.|
So - that happens. I am not entirely clear about whether what lightens our hearts, soothes our jitters and quiets our doubts is the product of events best described as "in spite of" or "because of" for it feels like a combination of the two. In my mind the game of Old Maid had a tightrope walking character, which is probably faulty memory. Like MAN ON WIRE , she navigated the empty space between tangible points.
In spite of suffering, loss, fear, bad news, in spite of everything, there are handmade foxes in white undershorts, the existence of which can sweep away the ashes. And because our separate and collective ineffability joins us like Legos, we rise and for a moment or longer know only that we are the gift we bring.