Once I asked a Phily Collector if she thought people generally liked dolls which looked like they did. For kids I think this can be very important.
But what about us adults who get hooked on dolls?
The answer I got was something like "No, not really." But I still wonder.
Would a person who felt alienated from his/her society like action figures or dolls who represented this to them? In other words, do people pick dolls which look like or represent their Inside? Some people are Definitely attracted Only to dolls which look like them. I know a blonde lady who grew up in California who Truly likes best only blonde Barbies with tans.
But what about those of us who like best dolls Different from ourselves? What do these dolls represent to us? I've never had the privelege of meeting the Phily colector. But as she has a lot of blonde dolls I wonder. Is this person blonde, or is it just that she can part with some dolls more easily than others? None of my business and I am Very thankful for that Perfectly Accessible link she put in her blog! How Rare and Easy to read!
I have come to know that different kinds of dolls have different meanings to me. Ann loved dolls with red or strawberry blonde hair, as her hair was curly and red when she was younger, a teenager. As she grew up it became more auburn. I didn't like all dolls (fashion dolls) having blonde hair and blue eyes when I was a kid, I had neither. Now I have dolls with all colors of skin and hair. But each type represented a specific thing to me when I was multiple. As I grow older and continue to grow and change, the lines of representation blur more. But I do wonder if anyone else has thought about this. Is loving dolls which Don't look like you at all a sign on not loving oneself? For kids I think the answer is probably yes. Is it the same for adults?
Signed, too Nosy.