the art of dolls, 2.25.2015

posted Feb 25, 2015, 6:07 PM by C Hamlin-Krout   [ updated Oct 3, 2016, 12:40 PM ]

There are times when reading the daily news can be disheartening, and email can be disappointing.  On February 9, 2015 a website called the "good news network" reported Caroline Kennedy had found the Japanese lady that sent dolls to her father while he was President. She remembered playing with them as a child.  On February 6th, she was able to find the sender,Tsuyako Matsumoto, who had sent them as a gift in response to receiving a letter from President Kennedy. 

Not only is this event uplifting, but inspirational in illuminating the power our stories hold, the power of a letter(s), and the beauty in the simple act of giving a gift.  How far these seemingly small acts can go to shape our lives and inspire our world.  March 3rd is  special day in Japan called, Hina Matsuri or Girl's Day, when the dolls are traditionally displayed by families to pray for the health and happiness of their daughters.
"We can do no great things, only small things with great love." - Mother Teresa

I am currently reading The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World by Lewis Hyde.  Tomorrow is a new day, rich with hope, possibilities, and wonder.