Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Becoming Real

Thanks for the intro, Mom! As I am in the midst of trying to find a new apartment and beginning to untangle the knot that is my student loan debt, I've been more than slightly stressed lately. In a near constant state of frazzle. So, I remind myself of my favorite quote from the Velveteen Rabbit. I try to convince myself that even though it may feel like I'm coming a little unhinged, maybe it's more true that I am becoming real. Not necessarily a comfortable process. But worthwhile things rarely are. Are they? Photo credit to the lovely Kathleen Moore.

“'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.'” -Margery Williams

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