In the woods of NH, someone made a troll house, complete with a little mailbox. I peeked inside. This letter was inside a ziploc bag. I can remember as a child totally believing in trolls and fairies, just as this child clearly does. All children need to feel like the world is enchanted.
WIGGENS MAKES FRIENDS AT THE ZOO comes out today! It was a year ago, that Alex von Bidder and I were meeting all the animals and their keepers, gathering the characters and stories for this book. This interactive book has all the things that we personally experienced at the Zoo, like scrubbing a rhino and feeding a giraffe. Now you can do it too, with your fingers. The brilliant Canadian creative team brought it all to life in an interactive and magical way.
The other day, two men came to my house to take away a piece of furniture. As I watched the 50 year old man, doing this incredibly physical work, I asked, “You said you’ve been doing this for 30 years, and I am wondering how many times have you hurt your back or been injured?” Both men in unison said, “Injuries? What? We don’t go there.” It was so clear. They don’t allow a moment of their mind to concieve of what they don’t want to have happen. A good thing to think about.
These butterflies are above the escalator in the Neiman Marcus store in Palm Beach. Every time I am on Worth Avenue I make a point of experiencing this visual treat. Humans need to be connected to creativity. We are surrounded by creative technology but often are we not connected to “real life” creativity like these butterflies.