It is its own thing, and it is a thing-yet-to-be. Not unlike a child going off to college.
The spec of rust is like a beauty mark to me.
When a partial circle is visible, we easily fill in the missing part.
We are driving C. up to Montreal tomorrow, so I won’t be here for a few days (thankfully, our house sitter knows all about how to care for quirky, slightly over-sized Corgis).
Our circle is expanding.