I decided not to coat Key 1277 with resin. This means that the materials will most likely continue to break down and that handling this key is somewhat messy. Perhaps I’ll change my mind later. Perhaps this is a metaphor for all the rawness in the world right now. So many things that are beyond me – I just have to leave them for a bit. Maybe I can coat them later so that I can handle them without staining my hands or cutting my fingers.