Today was my grandsons one year old birthday party.
All the family was there, so I took a small wallet size version of this picture with me, and as a short survey asked about 15 different people to write down on a piece of paper what they saw,the results where very interesting. Some saw it as a colored ink blot, two said it was a dog like my wife said the first time she saw it, one said it was a lady carrying a basket of flowers, one said a Greek God old man with beard.
But what was the most surprising thing was all the children with no hesitation said Santa Claus. that was my second choice.
The mystery man is Saint Nicholas with his white beard, rosy cheeks and long stem pipe in his mouth.
And that makes sense because he was near a full rack of toys. And was actually attached to one of the toys.