Saturday, February 21, 2015

...Be still. week five...

“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.'

'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 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 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.” 
― Margery WilliamsThe Velveteen Rabbit

week five.
exploring light.
i love light.
i have around seventy.
old, peely paint.
warbled surfaced mirrors.
while i love the light.
my furnishings are dark.
therefore, my pictures.
inside the house.
are dark.
that's where the mirrors come into play.
i am so enjoying
BE'ing still.
enjoy the moments.
just BE.


Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

I love light and have been known to 'chase' it.
Love the Velveteen Rabbit excerpt.

Oman said...

3 things I love about this post. (1) the feel-good story (2) the well-framed photo (3) the font :)