Friday, October 10, 2008

A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEKEND

"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't often happen to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time your are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But those things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."

from The Velveteen Rabbit
by Margery Williams

2 comments:

Tara said...

Wow. That has so many deeper meanings, doesn't it?! LOVE IT!
Thanks!

Rachael said...

A beautiful quote from a classic story from my childhood. It means a lot more to me now!