A curious stuffed cloth creature I found at a thrift store--signed 1959
It's like one of Barbara Pym's unsettling "different pigeons", as imagined by Edward Gorey:
“They’ve moved me to a new office and I don’t like it at all” [a fussy character says]. “Different pigeons come to the windows.”
--Barbara Pym, Excellent Women, published in 1952
P.S. That fish I listed on eBay yesterday at what I thought was an exorbitant price?
It sold just now, this morning. Just as well, as I have lots of neat eBay stuff cluttering my place, but I feel a little tug, letting go of toys.
I like that today is also Ash Wednesday--a regular Catholic mash-up! [post below]