The Velveteen Rabbit.

I have been told that some books that you read in your childhood, are meant for your childhood. Not be read in your yonger days, and not to be read as you grow. For they are mere fantasy plots, which make you believe in things untrue. But today, I feel literally no shame in saying out loud, that I am sitting near a raging and waving ocean and reading ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’.

You want to know what gave me the courage to do this. Well, it’s something like this-


Okay, neither am a 10 year old nor a 50 year old. But what can I do when this was giving me pleasure beyond words. So I just went ahead and did it.

I read The Velveteen rabbit, sitting at the most favourite place in the world, when I could have done so many other things.

Published by Moushmi Radhanpara

A bilingual writer, Moushmi Radhanpara has authored three poetry collections so far, namely POSIES and 03:21 AM –An Ode to Rust & Restlessness, and Resignation of an Angel. She is also scribbling an unplanned rough draft of a story as a part of NANOWRIMO 2020 and hopes that something might come out of it. She has also co-authored two books, The Lockdown Stories and Mirage so far. Her poetries can be found on her blog and a few other online portals. She believes in the fact that a better reader makes a better writer. Reading a 100 books a year is her latest obsession. She can be found either drunk on coffee or hiding away from everything and admiring the gorgeous sun.

36 thoughts on “The Velveteen Rabbit.

  1. I absolutely love Velveteen Rabbit! There is so much beauty in it:

    ‘When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.’

    I think you made a toy Real as a kid, Moushmi, and that lingering memory is making you read it again 😛 😛

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  2. Omg you are reading a book by the beach!!! That’s all i could see !! Reliving Marine drive days!! 😃 wow….Enjoyyyyy!!
    PS: i am a little jealous as well…just a little 😬

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      1. What???? You are in mumbai!!!!!!! Im shocked!!! Why you didnt tell me?!! ☹️ would have loved to meet you if you were ok!!! Omg!! Really!!! But Im disappointed a little!! …maybe more than little! 😞

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      2. Oh is everything ok?? Are you ok? Are you still here? Let me know if you need anything…im travelling right now but if i can be of any help then do let me know please…
        I was initially disappointed but it’s ok…you must be having some prior commitments….can understand that….maybe some other time if destiny wills it!! 😀…but do take care of yourself …. and dont worry 😊

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      3. Oh God! I dont know what it was all about but hope things settle down soon….it’s so difficult to deal with emotional turmoils triggered by someone else’s indifferent and caustic behaviour … which particularly impact emotionally not so strong people! Do share with me over mail if you feel like so…if it lessens your pain.
        Im travelling these days hence not coming to wp frequently but im trying to stay in touch…take care!! Let it not make you suffer…your happiness is most important and do protect it with all your might….!!
        And if it makes you feel better….you have that one big happy family to look after!! 😃

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