I got something really neat today. It’s a good thing too, because I was just about to pull my hair out, which would have been painful and time consuming – totally out of character for me. I prefer to be self-depreciating and emotionally withdrawn.
I will call you Nabby, after the Chamorro word Na’bubu. I will hug you and squeeze you and love you. That’s not entirely true, I will mostly squeeze you and slam you and fling you across the room. When you’re tattered and worn, like the Velveteen Rabbit, I will not dismember you and set you fire because that’s not what happened to the Velveteen Rabbit and it should never happen to you.