Posted 17 October 2010 at 10:06 PM | Comments (3)
If you’re easily baffled, this one’s a doozy.
So I’m afraid of dogs. Seriously afraid. People generally either: a) think I’m exaggerating, or b) wonder what traumatized me. Trauma is a harsh word, because I think it was just a series of minor incidents and scary stories I heard in childhood (which I won’t get into since this blog is supposedly about design and style). Anyway, whatever the reason, my fear is real.
This doesn’t explain at all why I am obsessed with cute dog illustrations. I love them. They make me laugh. It’s even one of the things I draw best. And it certainly doesn’t explain why I go out of my way to find cute dogs on clothes for both of my boys and why I know that Carter’s, Crazy8, Gymboree, and Janie and Jack have ridiculously adorable choices right now.
Every time I think about my dog fear/obsession, I think of Batman. Didn’t he take on the bat persona precisely because it was his biggest fear?