One of my favorite games my children and I play is Find the Faces. It's always a delight to find a personality in the most unexpected of places. We are all hardwired to see eyes, noses and mouths on even the most inanimate of objects and fascinated by the expressions we find. Who hasn't seen the Man on the Moon or found an old woman on the linoleum floor?
This time of year is perfect for this game, with our collective attention on the spooky and weird. Faces in the trees or on the bedstead can take on a sinister look or be freakishly clowny. Smootch and Birdie both have tendencies to create fantastical personalities to go along with the face, who often have stories to tell, sometimes happy and sometimes terribly, ghastly unfortunate.
The only downside is that it's very difficult to shut off your 'face finding' radar and once you get going, it's hard to not feel like the world is a very crowded place indeed.