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....said the Skin Horse to the Velveteen Rabbit

Friday, March 01, 2013

You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't often happen to people who break easily, 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, your eyes drop out and you get loose 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.

This is dedicated to my dear friend Annie who I bet has a copy of this book that she treasures just as I do mine.

Love you Annie.
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    I never read the Velveteen Rabbit, guess it's about time
    1332 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    Oh my! I guess I might qualify as real then. LOL
    1334 days ago
    emoticon I have not evre read this book. Guess not having children I have missed some good literature. Guess I better go to the children's library soon
    1335 days ago
    Oh my gosh . . . when I saw the title of your blog I HAD to read it! That is my all time, 100% favorite book of all times. Closely followed by Good Night Moon! We're real!!!!! hUGS
    1335 days ago
    I adore that book. It's always been a beloved favorite.
    1336 days ago
    you must have differant childrens books overthere than we have in england as i have never heard of the book but sounds great.thanks for sharing and i am sure annie appreciates it. emoticon
    1336 days ago
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