Posts Tagged ‘ reading stories ’


Oct 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

For those seniors fortunate enough to have had parents read to them at bedtime, or for grandparents who have read to their grandchildren, you will likely know “The Velveteen Rabbit,” by Margery Williams. It is a delightful tale, allowing the imagination to get caught up in its fairy tale, nursery rhyme wonders. It has surfaced many times over my career, as a timely and pointed illustration. Today’s meditation is taken from that book.

“What is real?” asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. “Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stickout handle?”

“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse, “It’s a thing that happens to you.