Monthly Archives: June 2010

An Up in the Air Moment

“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.

“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”

“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”

“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often 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.”

The Rabbit sighed. He thought it would be a long time before this magic called Real happened to him. He longed to become Real, to know what it felt like; and yet the idea of growing shabby and losing his eyes and whiskers was rather sad. He wished that he could become it without these uncomfortable things happening to him.

Where’d your blog go?

This is the first post in what I’m hoping will be a more frequently updated online presence.  I don’t know what the new blog will look like, but I’m fairly confident it’ll be different than the last iteration, which started when I was in graduate school, and radically different from my first blog, which garnered thousands of visits per month from high school kids looking to update their AIM profiles (what they used before facebook).  Some things you might see: business and management, ice cream, technology, and cool things made out of Lego.  Or maybe not, I’m not really sure yet.  Hi Mom.