SpiritTalker wrote:Y'know, I think my old Teddy bear was my childish form of friendly servitor. He's always listened, never criticized, laughed when it's appropriate, reminded me to do homework so I'd wouldn't get into trouble, and never wanted to share my ice-cream cone. I believed he was alive inside. Not a deity of course.
Interesting! I had a leopard beanie baby that I was very attached to. I would carry him around and talk to him telepathically. I think he instilled a sense of pride, centeredness, secrecy, and personal power in me, which was needed at the time. Also gave me an opportunity to socialize when people saw him, which was something i struggled with. Of course I didn't know he was a leopard and I called him cheatie, haha. I also cut his whiskers off when I got him because it irritated my face when I cuddled him which I apologized for when my mother was shocked about when she heard and forgot herself xD;; What can I say, I brought him to life in our family hahaha