however, a sensitive reader--
and all children are sensitive readers--
notices that the little rabbit begins
to show signs of being real from
the moment that he learns
that such a thing is possible.
the essence of what is real--
kindness, empathy and individuality--
is already inside the rabbit.
it was born in him.
but the pressure of living among
toys who value only mechanical perfection
and the most modern ideas--
the way people prize technology
and follow momentary fads--
made him insecure.
it would take some time for him
to feel secure and completely comfortable
just being himself.
but the process was helped by the love he received
as he allowed himself to be ever more honest
about who he really was
on the inside.
~the velveteen principles
i love this book.
...to be ever more honest
about who he really
you know it's there...
who or what
is stopping you
light + objects = shadows
for more shadows
than you thought possible.
happy birthday grandma byers...
you are loved beyond this life...for always.