While I was wrapping the bears I was wondering why Teddy Bears are so comforting. After all, they are really just fabric sewn together and stuffed. The right types of bears are so lovely to hold though. I get my daughters bears every now and then. This Christmas is one of the “now” times. I don’t really like the bears from toy shops, but rather prefer getting proper bears from Teddy Bear shops. I prefer those that are more authentic looking, or rather vintage looking bears.
I gave each daughter’s bear a hug before I wrapped them, just for the sake of it. I was thinking that perhaps the comforting part about the bear is that the expression is a bit like the Mona Lisa, they can be happy or sad, depending on how you look at them, and also, they absorb tears. You could tell them anything and they will just keep that half love expression.
I have only one bear, as seen in the picture above, given to me by my daughter a few years ago. This bear has heard a lot of soul baring from me. Maybe they should be rather be called “Teddy Bares.” Just a silly thought. I treasure this bear though, not really a cuddling bear, but nice to look at.