Because little figures of faceless children remind us that the future is what we make of it and that having a brother that dresses exactly like you will not screw you up as an adult. It's not creepy or weird to own a figurine of faceless children, dressed alike, holding hands and looking at each other without eyes. You don't even need eyes to see the soul of a child. Not even if you're a child yourself. It's the child's blank slate of a face/soul that matters. Steven Spielberg and John Landis each own this very figurine, gifted to them in 1983 by the late, great Dan Aykroyd. And when Billy Idol sang a song about some old french movie called Les Yeux Sans Visage, he knew that he was called to help children all over the world -- including French children, even if they are corrupt. Buy this and you'll be saying you believe the children are the future.
Edit: So, it occurred to me that these things aren't "Eyes without a face at all... it's like a head without a face. Whatever. (June 22, 2012)
For the record, Dan is alive. Don't want to get Rubber Biscuit-ed by some fans, of which WMT? is one.ReplyDelete