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The Dream

Quote - Velveteen Rabbit
An excerpt from a 1920's story for children by Margery Williams:-
"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 person loves you for a long time, not just to play with, but really loves you, then you become real."
"Does it hurt?" asked the rabbit.
"Sometimes," said the skin horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are real you don't mind being hurt."
"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?"
"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 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 can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."

End of Quote

From Velveteen Rabbit © 1922 Margery Williams

Liz and Clive

When you have cancer, you can feel as though you have bits which are ugly or misshapen, but as long as you have the love of those close to you - partner, family and friends you will always shine through.                                                             

         Liz and Clive