I got some more shiny beads from Bead Monkey and finished this one for a friend who I traded supplies with. Now I'm working on a third one that someone is actually ordering from my Etsy shop!!! Hooray!
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.