My friend asks “Have you ever heard of the Velveteen Rabbit?” .

“ah, yeah, you hadn’t?” I responded.

“No! Growing up in Brooklyn we didn’t have things like this at all—  but I saw something about this Velveteen rabbit recently so we drove down to the bookstore and I asked for a copy.   I had no idea it was a children’s book but I bought it anyway, did you realize it’s completely filled with the most beautiful wisdom?”

“Once you are real you can’t become unreal again. It lasts for always.”

― Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit