First let me say that the above was inspired by this delightful video on Tony Zimnoch's Bench documenting a visit to the old country.
I had already become smitten with the letter B - why does this letter seem so benign? Here it says that the letter derives from Egyptian hieroglyph for shelter. A book can be a kind of shelter, as can a breast, or breasts. Certainly a posterior shaped like this would make a more comfortable seat than one shaped like a capitol "I". There's the smiling, or laughing, Bodhisattva. Then again there's my friend Ben, who has already informed me that his name stands for benevolent, and I believe him.
Sorry, I don't actually know the way to Sesame Street.