Thanks to a dear friend's alertness and another (new) friend's kindness, I've been able to bring someone back whom I had missed terribly. The first shell of Kanbei is happily living his resin life as celticgeekess's Julian, but I'm overjoyed to announce that my Kanbei-dono has returned from his travels, all the same. A little older, a little wiser, a little more soulpatched--but still Kanbei, in all his SD16 glory.
Call it synchronicity, too.
The mail carrier rang my doorbell to hand me the big box a little while ago, just when I was rewatching Seven Samurai and making notes for Monday night's class.
It's a gray, cold day, with light fit for neither woman nor camera, but . . .