Some mornings I wake up from this dream about a friend I haven't seen in 20-odd years, and my chest feels hollowed out with longing for him, for that connection. It feels deliciously right and disappointingly sad at the same time. It's a mystery.
Okay, it's posed. But still, it's cute! And Cocoa does often take our teddy bears off the bed when we aren't home, and bring them downstairs to her pillow to keep her company. So we know they are secret friends.