Surprise! This is what I found in the mail, a surprise gift from a dear friend. It is an inro, a sort of "man purse" used in ancient Japan.
Kate, you have taught me so much, and you are always an inspiration to me in so many ways, from your unique way of viewing the world and meaningful ways to experience life to sharing claying techniques and computer savy. You never cease to amaze me. You are a treasure!