So a lot has happened in the past year or so. The biggest change I think occurred about 4-6 months ago when my closest friend here in AZ lost his house and wound up being forced to move up to PA. Although there towards the end of his time here in AZ we weren't able to hang out much, I still miss him. We would always go hang out at Rula Bula on Sunday nights, drink, draw, and talk. We discussed all manner of things, life, women, philosophy, women, magick, women, movies, and lest I forget, women. In honor of the time we spent up there, I've started to go hang out once more up there. I've been taking my sketchbook and will sit in our usual seats at the bar. My artwork has evolved quite considerably since those days I scribbled in what has become my full time sigil book.
As I said, I remain in contact with Chayote. I don't only call and occasionally chat online. We forged a powerful bond around the time I underwent an initiation into the world of altered consciousness. As such, we seem to be capable of psychic contact, and have visited each other in dreams at least a couple times since he's left. As I mentioned on my facebook page once: The shaman has been called home, but his pupil remains.