Monday, 2 May 2016

Daruma delight

I'm delighted to say that my daruma doll now has his second eye!

This may sound slightly cryptic to many people, so let me explain. The daruma is a hollow, paper-mache doll that is regarded as a good luck talisman to the Japanese. The figure is typically red and gold and the dolls are often sold with blank white circles for eyes with the idea that the recipient of the doll fills in the pupil of one eye when setting a goal. They then fill in the pupil of the other eye once that goal has been fulfilled. I have now fulfilled my goal - I'm in a beautiful new flat and contented and happy with my life. What better way to mark that, than with this little chap!

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