“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 BiancoThe Velveteen Rabbit

Real isn't how you are made

The Skin Horse

a summer festival

the first trip of the summer was to the high Sierra music festival, June 29-July 2…

music festival got me like…

it never dropped below 80° during the day; I had a lot of shaved ice.

best way to nap in the shade

the drive in and out is STUNNING. no joke.

wild thing, I think I love you…

smallest venue

strawberry girl melts, red faced and smiling

by the end, I was ready for a shower and some air conditioning.

but the scenery is really tough to beat…