“I already have you mated,” says the little hedgehog. Mecki the Hedgehog was introduced in 1949 as an advertising mascot for the radio magazine Hör Zu. In 1951, the Steiff-company first marketed Mecki as a puppet. Postcard printed in Munich.
“Let a man get up and say, ‘Behold, this is the truth,’ and instantly I perceive a sandy cat filching a piece of fish in the background. Look, you have forgotten the cat, I say.”
— Virginia Woolf in The Waves (1931)
“If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence.”
— George Eliot in Middlemarch (1874)