December 28, 2007


I love love love this excerpt from Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason:

Keep thinking back about what Mum said about being real and the Velveteen Rabbit book (though frankly have had enough trouble with rabbits in this particular house). My favorite book, she claims—of which I have no memory—was about how little kids get one toy that they love more than all the others, and even when its fur has been rubbed off, and it’s gone saggy with bits missing, the little child still thinks it’s the most beautiful toy in the world, and can’t bear to be parted from it.

“That’s how it works, when people really love each other,” Mum whispered on the way out in the Debenhams lift, as if she was confessing some hideous and embarrassing secret. “But, the thing is, darling, it doesn’t happen to ones who have sharp edges, or break if they get dropped, or ones made of silly synthetic stuff that doesn’t last. You have to be brave and let the other person know who you are and what you feel.”


Posted by jujio at December 28, 2007 11:00 PM

heck yeah, velveteen rabbit.... and are you saying that dan has all his fur rubbed off and has bits missing?

oh, and i'm watching the nanny diaries right now (shut up. that doesnt mean anything. my mom rented it and its 630am and i'm not tired yet... freaking overnights.... but i digress), you ready for your nannying? you should probably write a book about it if its amusing... or just a blog if its less amusing.

Posted by: ryan at December 29, 2007 6:39 AM
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