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  • I believe that you all know these German dwarfs that many people put into their gardens, these little guys that seem to have jumped out of fairy tales?

    I hate these. They seem horrible and the most KITSCH thing I have ever seen.

    But lately I have liked to put Mexican clay little people out into my garden. They do not seem KITSCH or ugly to me. They look at me and seem to exude magic, little ALUSHES: Mayan guardians....
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