Jeanne's Bliss Blog

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

On Love


If you have it, you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have".
~ Sir James M.Barrie

Jennifer's Joys
PORTRAITS are to daily faces
As an evening west
To fine, pedantic sunshine
In a satin vest.

-Emily Dickinson

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, 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."

From a favorite book
The Velveteen Rabbit
by Margery Williams‚ô•


At 9:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful quote from James Barrie, sadly I don't think he had the love he desired.
Love the Velveteen Rabbit!!
Love and Hugs))

At 12:14 PM, Blogger Jeanne said...

Love you my darling

At 1:05 PM, Blogger Relyn Lawson said...

This is one of my most favorite stories ever.

At 1:26 PM, Blogger Jeanne said...

Mine too
Love you

At 5:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww - a lovely story!

At 5:40 PM, Blogger Marilyn Miller said...

I am happy the rabbit became real. Love that story.

At 2:25 AM, Blogger Jeanne said...

Love you all so much
Happy Easter everyone


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