I have Depersonalization Disorder, which makes ordinary situations feel surreal and dream-like. I've had it for most of my life and it's pretty twisted sometimes. Reading the Velveteen Rabbit made me identify with the Rabbit and his desire to be Real. Through love the Rabbit can become Real, just like through the loved ones in my life I feel more alive.
the velveteen rabbit seriously fucked me up as a kid. i had nightmares about it, it was so sad to me. and i never understood the "skin horse" (i'm guessing leather now that i can think about it).
uhk that book broke my heart every time.
anyway, i like your tattoo.
I can't fully express how much I love this. Beautiful visually -- absolutely perfect font and the meaning behind it is beautiful too. The Velveteen Rabbit was my favorite book when I was little and that statement still makes me cry.