I was photographing my brother's bookcase when he jokingly asked me to photograph Teddy. So I pick the bear up and have a good look at him. He feels like featherweight in my hands and very small. There are balding patches on his limbs and nose that look like open sores. One of his eyes is broken. Bro says that makes Teddy half-blind. Teddy has changed a lot. He has been loved so much and for so long that the changes are irreparable. Out of curiosity, I count the years Teddy has been my brother's friend. Fifteen. Immediately, I thought, yes, why not?