David O. wanted a bear. It was slightly intimidating--maybe because a teddy bear is the Holy Grail of childhood toys. I put it off until one day it was Bear Day.
As it turned out, it more or less became Bear Week. There are now three bears, two blue and one pink. The fabric is the sort one might scoff at because of its Dr. Suessian hues--and secretly long for because it is preternaturally soft. It is perfect for a bear.
(Teddy Bears; chenille with polyfil, buttons and suede, 2010)