(But first: saw on Twitter that protestors shut down highways in Boston and New York City for Mike Brown. Good. As one person on Twitter said, "The unrest is sacred, holy, and necessary.")
Some time ago, mnfaure sent me a sea heart--a floating seed of the Entada gigas vine, which grows in the Caribbean (also Central America, northern South America, and Africa). The seeds from the Caribbean and Central America can float along ocean currents and arrive on Gulf Coast shores. On this day in Pen Pal, Em's brother finds one (a detail that only entered the story thanks to another friend of mine, 88greenthumb, who first told me about them.)
Here's mine (thank you, mnfaure).
It has two little holes in it, which let you see it's hollow inside:
In the past, they were made into snuffboxes and lockets; I'm going to make mine into a container for a tiny letter.