Mental Health Series #13
"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 have to be carefully kept. Generally by the time you are Real, most of you hair has been loved off, and your eyes dropout and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But those things don't matter at all. Because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.'" The Velveteen Rabbit
Please excuse me while I work on becoming Real.