Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Yanitori (Dolls for Friends)
Yanitori is a night bird. His beautiful plumage is said to glow in the setting sun of the isles of his native Japan. Sightings, however, of this wonderful creature are so rare that they were believed to have become extinct. Books on creature lore actually list him as more myth than fact.
Imagine my surprise when I awoke from sleeping in the fields of the Japanese country side and found this wonderful specimen sleeping on my chest. I don't know where he came from, but after an engaging conversation and explanation of how I might help him, he agreed to accompany me back to the States.
Still intrigued about why he sought me out, i decided to do a little poking around into what's known about their instinctual habits. After much research I found out that he had been attracted to the smell of the puffy paint on my "Hang in there baby" t-shirt, and had come to inspect the curious fragrance. Needless to say, I was happy I held on to that shirt for all these Years.