Do you know The Velveteen Rabbit?
It's my favorite book. Since I was a kid. It's about these toys.
There's this part where the skin Horse tells
the rabbit what it means to be real.
I can't believe I'm crying already.
"It takes a long time.
That's why it doesn't often happen 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 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."