Somehow Skin Horse is speaking my language… I almost believe me.
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“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…It doesn’t happen all at once.
You become. It takes a long time.”
“Generally, by the time you are Real,
most of you hair has been loved off,
and your eyes drop out
and you get loose in the 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.”
“When you are Real, shabbiness doesn’t matter.”
“Once you are Real, you can’t become unreal again. It lasts for always.”
~ by Margery Williams “The Velveteen Rabbit”