these are the stories of my {real}


“What is real? asked the Rabbit. [Real is] a thing that happens to you,” said the Skin Horse. Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit. “Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “Does it happen all at once [...],” he asked, “ or bit by bit?” “It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. [B]ut once you are REAL you can’t become unreal again. It lasts for always.”

—the Velveteen Rabbit