Monday, February 14, 2011


Real isn't how you are made, said the Skin Horse. 

It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real. 

Does it hurt? asked the rabbit. 

Sometimes, said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. When you are Real you don't mind being hurt. 

Does it happen all at once, like being wound up, he asked, or bit by bit? 

It doesn't happen all at once, said the Skin Horse. 

You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, 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. 

-By Margery Williams, from The Velveteen rabbit


We are off to enjoy our day! Happy lovies day to you & yours! hugs & cheek pecks from the Perry clan! ♥

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4 comments:

  1. Happy V-day!!! Hope you have a beautiful one!

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  2. Ah! I love that book!

    Happy Valentine's Day girlie!

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  3. Oh I hadn't read that in yeaaars!

    Happy Valentine's Day! ♥

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  4. LOVE this, love all the Valentine's posts, love the camera display, love that Olive got a hamburger, just love love love it all!!

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