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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Don't Leave Teddy Bears In The Woods!

We came across this weird idea the other day- Clutter Clearing Teddy Bears.
What??? We are not a clutter!!!

Anyway, on this site called, they were talking about how to get rid of unwanted teddy bears...
One of the things they suggested was;

to take soon-to-become-ex-teddy bear to a forest, sit it in the branches of a tree, and leave it there for the elements to reclaim it.

Ehhh, sorry, that would be a bit spooky... Could you imagine a forest filled with sad, neglected and frightened teddy bears?
If you visit this site, you'll find many, many more suggestions from various people about what to do with no longer needed bears.

But among those, we found this message.
Getting rid of a well-loved teddy bear (no matter how much one feels one has moved on) is like getting rid of part of one's soul. OK, they're cloth and stuffing with beady glass or shoe-button eyes, but like many of the comments I've read, they have the imprint of love someone has put there. I mean, you and that bear have a history together, much like a person and their dog or cat (which you wouldn't euthanize and bury unless it was suffering). How much space can ONE bear take up? Get rid of something else you don't need, such as that kitschy plastic statue Aunt Clara sent you from San Francisco. I still have my first teddy bear from 48 years ago, plus the one my mother gave me the year she passed away, and a tiny beanie my fiance and I bought together (we take her everywhere). Three bears, two grown-ups. -Diane

Well said, Diane!
Yes, exactly. How much space could one teddy bear (or two) take up?