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Day 13: Are you Real?


Who Am I?

Who Are you?

Are you REAL?

I will let the Skin Horse from TheVelveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams Bianco tell you:

“The Skin Horse had lived longer in the nursery than any of the others.

He was so old that his brown coat was bald in patches and showed the seams underneath, and most of the hairs in his tail had been pulled out to string bead necklaces.

He was wise, for he had seen a long succession of mechanical toys arrive to boast and swagger, and by-and-by break their mainsprings and pass away, and he knew that they were only toys, and would never turn into anything else. For nursery magic is very strange and wonderful, and only those playthings that are old and wise and experienced like the Skin Horse understand all about it. "What is REAL?"

asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room.

"Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?" "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, l