From the notes by Gregory Dubinsky to the Kronos Quartet recording of Terry Riley's The Cusp of Magic

The toys [from Emily and Alice's "extensive collection of musical toys from around the world"] cast their own distinctive spell on this quintet. For children, toys are benevolent household gods, conduits to a magical world. through the child's imagination, the inanimate is miraculously brought to life [...]

And so for day 473