Becoming

The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. ~ Charles Du Bos

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Please excuse the mess, I am momentarily busy becoming. Be back soon.

‘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 Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

 

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9 thoughts on “Becoming

  1. If I could make a guess I’d say that you have had your fur already ‘loved’ off…well virtually anyway 🙂 You are our Velveteen Cao. 🙂
    You’ll never be ugly to me..and I suspect a host of others too. Hugs

    1. ooOooo this pic is sooOOOooo old, they are either going to be from Miamai or erm, lol I will have to look it up…. But I know I have seen some very recent same type boots.. Bax comes to mind for some reason.

  2. Risidual Scapes*

    The stems are untrue, left over from last summer,
    Ruining what has already been a short growing season.
    To us it means we have to work hard to grow a life
    In the short time we have here. I want to introduce
    You to things, and do things, to prove this place is
    Irresistible. Not just geographic beauty, but cosmic
    Connection worked into a life of solutions. Look: joy
    Stretches as sun and water bathe the two river-
    Dippers, lake-swimmers, here in the mountains.
    You floated in, held out your hand, shy, opened
    This life, now pushing past the obstructive stems
    Of yesteryear. A fresh new vista, wide and inviting,
    Happy and asking to be loved and respected. Feel
    The hot oil massage shower you with support. Long
    Laughs lead to a new birth. The world is young again.
    Today’s proposal offers another chance to be alive
    Again, and with someone who loves you. How do I
    Cherish the love you rub all over me? As much as a
    Newborn loves to suckle, loves mother’s warmth, it
    Means two lives have become three. Love lasts forever.

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