The doorbell rang this morning, with the distinctive “Package drop-off” sound that delivery-men use. I went to the door and brought in the box. It was medium-size, and quite light, and it came from my friend Kater Cheek: author, artist, and Clarion-mate.
Inside was this gorgeous thing.
With it was a note, folded into a little Japanese-paper envelope. It said in part, “I wasn’t sure why I was making this until it was done, and then I realized I must be making it for you.”
Kater knows I have a weakness for owls. This mask is utterly awesome.
Thank you, Kater. It’s beautiful!