A visit.

Sweet Melissa came to visit me from here new home in Seattle.  Sometimes when I'm biking the streets or just walking around the downtown - it will hit me - "hey, I live on the other side of the continent, what the heck?", so having a familiar face to process the beauty of this place was a comfort.  We were immediately like sisters again walking the perimeter of the island, laughing and catching each other up on everything, until I fully processed that she had the flu, pretty bad.  But that just gave an excuse for a cozy day with movies and tea and tiny cottage kitchen creations.  I'm so happy she's just a short ocean distance from me and we are at least living on the same coast again.
Also - floating home villages - what a dream!