real state of mind

butter yellow morning light
all that is genuine golden and kind

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“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 all 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.”*

BEaUtiful child
you are Real

 

*The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
watercolor by Knysh Ksenya