So to continue the puppet theme from yesterday, I went online to see if I could find a ready-made Inner Wisdom Guide puppet. The first place I thought to look was Folkmanis, a company that makes the BEST PUPPETS EVER! If you go to any upscale toy store like Alphabet Soup on the Ithaca Commons, or that other toy store in the Dewitt Mall, those are all Folkmanis puppets. I even think the toy store on Market St. in Corning has them too. (I wanna give a shout-out to all these toy stores because their clerks have all let me play with their puppets to my heart’s content, even at the risk of scaring off their customers.)
My daughter’s fave puppets growing up, Boris and Hugo were (and are) Folkmanis puppets. Boris is a sassy, outspoken, hyper Polar Bear; and Hugo is a somewhat shy whiner and a crybaby. They’re old now (20 years) and ratty and dusty and Folkmanis doesn’t even make their exact models anymore, but they still have Polar Bears and Brown Bears, just not Boris and Hugo
But back to me, and my search for an Inner Wisdom Guide puppet. First thing I see when I go to the site is this:
I KNOW!! How could I resist, right? And it’s mouth even moves (which for me, is a total MUST in a puppet, because what good is an inanimate object if it can’t talk to you, right?) So I click Order Now! Then go back to shopping because although irresistible, it doesn’t look like my Inner Wisdom Guide at all, but is a dead ringer (except for the tail) of the beast who needs 47 walks a day and who will pee on your shoes if you pet her. This dog doesn’t even have Inner Bladder Control, never mind Inner Wisdom.
And then I see THIS: And I think: OMFG, this could totally work!
I don’t really know what my Inner Wisdom Guide looks like to be perfectly honest. I don’t have a picture in my mind. I only know what she sounds like. I do know what her primary function is though, and that is to keep my boring and overbearing Ego from taking over my whole show.
Gargoyles are the threshold guardians who stand guard at the gates of sacred places (like big cathedrals) to keep the demons out. So my thinking is that this Gargoyle could be a good avatar for my Inner Wisdom Guide, standing guard at the gates of my consciousness, keeping my Ego in check.
So I hit “Buy Now!” again. And now I feel like a kid at Christmas, waiting for my puppets to come! Wheee!!!