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I’m Wearing Down to the Real

After Saturday’s fall, I’m feeling Realer by the minute! This is so beautifully written. I was trying to write my own story on Saturday’s adventures but couldn’t seem to get myself together. So I read my (what is usually morning read) and discovered this waiting in my inbox.

To those of you who are feeling more Real, enjoy!

Soul Gatherings

[Quotes from “The Velveteen Rabbit”by Margery Williams]

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Some days, getting older is a real drag (literally and figuratively)…the graying hair, the middle-aged spread, the skin spots, the forgetfulness, the sense of being either in the way or invisible to the younger generations…

…and on other days, getting older is tempered by the Velveteen Rabbit.

velveteen rabbit I

Let’s face it — I’m wearing down to the Real.

“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…It doesn’t happen all at once.
You become. It takes a long time.”

It has taken a long time, but sometimes it feels like overnight. Wasn’t it just a short time ago that I graduated from college, then optometry school? Set up my practice, got…

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