Friday, June 18, 2010

Wedding bells

Dear Corina and Tomaz

So tomorrow is the BIG day! But as I am in NZ and you're in Slovenia, I'm probably a bit ahead of myself. It's so beautiful to witness the love you have for each other. Sending the very best of wishes and all my love your way. Mara, xox

This excerpt from The Velveteen Rabbit is a message about the strength and power of true love:
"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 your 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."

Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Corina - a long and happy life together
    and thank you Mara for that beautiful quote - will remember it in my next ugly moment xoxo