Thursday, December 25

Wishing Everyone: Very Splendid Holidays



The Velveteen Rabbit, written by Margery Williams and illustrated by William Nicholson, has always held a special place in my heart for reasons I won't share here. Suffice to say that in the story, the Rabbit learns that being "real" is not how you are made, but rather by the relationships you have with people, no matter how fleeting those first meetings may be or how shabby some of them become. The impact is lasting, well beyond what any of us will really ever know.

It was also the theme of our greetings this year; just a little cheer for family, friends, and now you too. Enjoy through Monday.

Acquaintances may fall like leaves from a tree
in between passersby and uncertainties,
velveteen rabbits and rubbish.

And never do we really know which brief imaginings
may one day spring forth a lasting reality,
unconditional love and generosity.

Happy Holidays

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8 comments:

markstoneman on 12/25/08, 3:21 PM said...

The Velveteen Rabbit is a beautiful story. I can't remember if we ever owned the book, but I remember listening to my son's cassettes.

Rich on 12/27/08, 7:40 AM said...

Mark,

I haven't listened to it on tape, but I might just do that with my children. :) I think the book works because it of its layered perspectives.

Happy Holidays.

All my best,
Rich

Funny Buburuza on 12/27/08, 11:43 AM said...

Happy Holidays

Rich on 12/28/08, 8:54 AM said...

Thanks Buburuza. You too.

trida on 12/28/08, 11:01 PM said...

happy holidays too, :) and drop by

Rich on 12/29/08, 8:28 AM said...

Trida,

I often do. :) Happy Holidays!

All my best,
Rich

skdd on 12/29/08, 1:58 PM said...

He is still quite splendid.

Rich on 12/30/08, 8:29 AM said...

Theresa,

And alive. ;)

Rich

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