Tuesday, June 15, 2010

on becoming real....

"it doesn't happen all at once…

it takes a long time….

by the time you are Real…

most of your hair has been loved off…

and your eyes drop out…

and you get loose in your joints…

and very shabby….

but these things don't matter at all…

because once you are Real…

you can't be ugly…

except to people who don't understand."

~ the velveteen rabbit


the older i get....the more i find comfort in becoming

.......REAL

4 comments:

lacensuch said...

I love the Velveteen Rabbit. I used to read it to my children when they were little. I couldn't get through this passage without a big lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. Time the book out again and read it to my grandchildren. Thank you for bringing back a cherished memory.

just jody said...

i'm sure your grans will love it just as much...and you can make some new memories with them....thanks for visiting!

Lola said...

To my sorrow I never got to read this book. Sounds like a very good one. Maybe I need to get one.

just jody said...

a classic...lola...great addition to your library....thanks for visiting!