lotte reiniger

i admit that

today's google doodle

was my first encounter

with the genius who was

lotte reiniger

i'm now confused

as to why her name

is so rarely mentioned

alongside other animation artists

her work was magic

and remains influential

among filmmakers today

just watch this

and this

and allow reiniger's

wizardry with silhouettes

enchant your inner child

you may find yourself

believing in magic once again