It’s been a few weeks since my last post, but the holidays can be a little hectic and it’s bad form frankly to hide behind a monitor around family (though sometimes you may want to).
Today is my Christopher’s birthday, and it’s been an interesting week of ups and downs for us. He’s in a career transition – finally, I say! – and his creative streak is in overdrive mode. This is one of the things I adore about him. He can be so analytical and business minded, yet he is the most creative person I’ve ever met. Case in point – the collection of handmade pens that are accumulating around the house.
Not to mention the peppermills he’s made, often from his own designs!!
Right now he’s working on a peppermill out of ebony gabon, which is pitch black and incredibly pricey. I won’t reveal the secret design but I will post pics when it’s ready!
He’s made me a coffee table that weighs more than an elephant pulling a WWII German tank. A beautiful blue jewelry box. And easel. And he’s also made me a life-size abacus, which I will post a picture of as soon as I sneak one out of him. Oh, and did I mention he’s building a BOAT?
To Christopher, the little things are the big things. Life isn’t about the wide swoosh of milestone decisions – like a job change – it’s about the little things you do that add up to a lifetime of memories. It’s about laughter, and knowledge, and love.
This is why I love him, and why I want to travel with him. He sees the world in a different way, a way that makes me want to take advantage of every moment of my life. If you’re ever lucky enough to be in his light, you’d feel the same way.
Happy birthday, Christopher!! I love you!