Becoming Real

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The Velveteen Rabbit tells this story;

A little boy becomes ill with scarlet fever.

His nanna gives him a stuffed rabbit and it becomes his favorite toy.

As the little boy recovers, his bunny goes everywhere with him.

To him the rabbit is real…

Like any well loved toy, the beloved bunny begins to show signs of wear, but the boy’s love for his bunny never wavers.

Nearing recovery the Doctor recommends the boy go to the seaside and that the contents of his room be burnt to disinfect his living area.

The bunny, worn, charred and discarded cries one real tear…

Heartbreaking right?

The tear produces a flower…

The flower produces a fairy…

The fairy makes the rabbit real…

Why am I telling you the story of the Velveteen Rabbit?

So that you have context for this excerpt and then we can get to work…

Here it is;

He said “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.”

We do “become”…

It does take a long time…

You have been loved…

You have also been charred…

You know what its like to feel discarded…

The love, the pain, the victory and the loss…

The wear and tear…

If you choose to be one who “breaks easily”…

If you choose to be one who has “sharp edges”…

If you refuse to “carefully keep yourself”…

It will take even longer for you to become “Real” .

Real is so beautiful.

Embarrassed?

Insecure?

Fake?

Well…

ok…

all of us are sometimes…

But nothing is as gorgeous as “Real”.

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