A limb goes first. The joint will come loose, or the threads will weaken and snap. Arms and legs are easily lost.
Torsos are fragile things. Once the limbs are gone the torso will soon follow.
The heads last longer. The heads remain for quite some time.
Sometimes the eyes will linger.
In other cases the eyes will tire of staring and roll quietly away.
It is difficult to pinpoint the moment when it is no longer a doll.
About flax-golden tales. Photo by Carey Farrell. Text by Erin Morgenstern.