Friday, March 14, 2008
teddy bear, teddy bear
You become. 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 dropout 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. Margery Williams
I got this teddy bear for my first birthday. I can't say for sure but I think he came from my parents. I don't recall that he ever had a name. I do recall feeding him real food. I know my Mom repaired him more than once.
Since he has only one arm, I imagine it is a blessing that toys don't really become real.