Summary: A keystone species is a species that has a disproportionately large effect on its environment relative to its abundance. Such species are described as playing a critical role in maintaining the structure of an ecological community, affecting many other organisms in an ecosystem and helping to determine the types and numbers of various other species in the community.
Or: It takes time for the memories to settle into place, to feel like they’re his; the interim is hard.
Notes: So apparently this is a thing that's going to keep happening. I mostly blame Lauren.
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