The Velveteen Rabbit, by Margery Williams, taught me about unconditional love. The most poignant line in the book is this, "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." Love runs deeper than outside appearances. Love does not judge how one looks. Real love is all about who one is on the inside.