The Velveteen Rabbit
It’s really for us. But reading it to our children won’t make us feel as awkward as sipping a latte alone at Starbucks, reading about stuffed bunnies. Being Real… what would the world look like if we all came home to that. Casting off fear, fear of man, and walking out from under shame. Being us. Alive. True. Real. Giving love, receiving love, moving closer to the source of love…
The following is the description from Amazon:
Nursery Magic is very strange wonderful, and only those playthings that are old and wise and experienced like the Skin Horse understand all about it. What is REAL? asked the Rabbit one day. Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle? 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 your 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 cant be ugly, except to people who don t understand.