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About the Meaning of the Doll (“Blessed be Providence Which has Given to Each his Toy: the Doll to the Child, the Child to the Woman, the Woman to the Man, the Man to the Devil!” Victor Hugo)

My dolls3That is who has read “The Miserables” by Victor Hugo that remembers the magnificent description made on the girl on en-counting the toy-shop:

“…she could not refrain from lifting her eyes to that wonderful doll, towards the lady, as she called it.

The poor child paused in amazement. She had not yet beheld that doll close to. The whole shop seemed a palace to her: the doll was not a doll; it was a vision. It was joy, splendor, riches, happiness, which appeared in a sort of chimerical halo to that unhappy little being so profoundly engulfed in gloomy and chilly misery. With the sad and innocent sagacity of childhood, Cosette measured the abyss which separated her from that doll. She said to herself thatMy dolls4 one must be a queen, or at least a princess, to have a :thing” like that. She gazed at that beautiful pink dress, that beautiful smooth hair, and she thought,”how happy that doll must be!” She could not take her eyes from that fantastic stall.

The more she looked, the more dazzled she grew. She thought she was gazing at paradise. There were other dolls behind the large one, which seemed to her to be fairies and genii. The merchant, who was pacing back and forth in front of his shop, produced on her somewhat the effect of being the Eternal Father.

In this adoration she forgot everything, even the errand with which she was charged.

My dolls5All at once the Thenardier’s coarse voice recalled to reality:

“What, you silly jade! you have not gone? Get lost, you little monster!”

Cosette fled, dragging her pail, and taking the longest strides of which she was capable.”

What is the meaning of the doll for a girl?

The instinct of motherhood, care for the family, a caring attitude to the people around her.

To decorate a doll, to make fit to your life style-isn’t it one of the signs of creativity?

This is why the artists of many countries in the world are creating miracles with the dolls. Recent two years there take place International Exhibitions of Dolls in Manez, Moscow.

Look at the photos of my dolls in the article and below photo expose from Moscow (2011):

“The Moscow Exhibition of the Dolls”

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Watch video”“The Dance of the Dolls”

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  1. i used to pin a heart on my sleeve to renimd myself that i talk too much. originally i’d had differen’t states of the hearts like spazzing and bummed and amped, but since i’m not an emo kid i just used the one [which is bad enough].point of story: emotion dolls, pretty good idea. just don’t get angular bangs that cover half your face and start listening to thrice or i WILL hit you.

  2. Dear Nguyen, Thank you for your comment. You’re right. Janko was given as a gift one poppik doll. He put it on the vivid place just in front of his favorite arm-chair, and every morning when he is awake, looking at her. And she shows him her face, never her bum. That means the life treats him well. I hope, Nguyen, life treats you also not badly because of those funny hearts on your sleeve.
    Sincerely yours,
    Valentina

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