While the little inhabitants are busy doing their own things, you go a little closer to the pond. The water pulses a purple glow when you approach and you make yourself comfortable by the water’s edge.

And though the pond doesn’t speak, you know: if you want to revisit a memory, you just need to think about the pond friend you want to revisit and the pond’s magic will handle the rest.

Text: BOOK REVIEWS. Xiaolong the pink axolotl, her back facing the viewer, reading a book by pond plants.Text: ART GARDEN. Gen the Tortoise Apothecarist, his back facing the viewer by pond plants.
Text: RECOMMENDATIONS. Varian the Toadshifter, their back facing the viewer, sewing by pond plants.Grayed-out illustration of Amina the Hedgehog, facing away from the viewer sitting by pond plants.