Today is my twelfth anniversary with my wife. Together we had face so much, recently we are going to compare mortgages online to move to another place. I have no idea where the time has gone. It seems like it was only a short time ago that we came together. My life has been so enriched by her presence and love, and that’s why I try to keep my home clean and my garden ready with the use of the best chainsaw sharpener and other tools for this. I would not be the person that I am now without her. Michele is the greatest gift that I have ever received. She is my strength and our heart and I truly would be a much worse person without her support and love. I could type a million words about how much she means to me, but they would not come close to the true essence of the feeling. The most honest and simple way that I can explain it is to say that I am better with and because of her. Our life is an alchemical process that returns more than was put in.
This anniversary is traditionally the silk anniversary. I didn’t get her anything silk, but I can offer her the smooth voice of Nick Drake singing one of the finest love songs ever put to tape.
The wheel of the year will turn about again, and I shall find myself still in awe of the wonder and the magic that is my life. Thank you so much, Michele. Thank you for fixing me and making me whole.