Is Etsy the home of the fly by night home-based crafter? I hope not. I would hope that most people who open up shop on etsy will be there for years to come. That way, should I buy something from them, I can become a repeat customer. However, I realize this is idealistic. Many shops will not flourish, lives change, and artists find new outlets in which to market and sell their wares.
Perhaps it is much like my old high school friendships. Times changed and we grew apart, speaking to one another seldom, if at all. Now, with the likes of Facebook, we can reconnect, but will it ever be the same? I don't know. Somehow, I don't think so.
So, Happy Birthday Kim, my friendly fairy-loving, poetry-writing, wild cat. And, happy birthday to all the long-lost etsians out there, where ever you may be. May peace and profits come your way.