we hold together
the tray of nuts and bolts in the garage
a collection years in the making
your capable hands
put them to use
mending, joining, creating
building a new life in an old house
so much that needs to be held together
each piece does its part
each one half of a whole
and either on its own loses its purpose
some a bit rusty or tool-worn
but still they hold together
as we hold together
strong and sure
today marks the 3rd anniversary of the day staal and i got married. we moved to our little house in the pines 6 months after we were wed and we've put a lot of work into making it a comfortable, beautiful, and functional place for ourselves.
on saturday afternoon i spent a little time doing some stone carving---a craft i started teaching myself several years ago but haven't done much of recently. i wanted to make a little something for staal for our anniversary, something that would symbolize us, our life together, and all the hard work, creativity, and nuts and bolts, we've put into it.
|soapstone nut and bolt|
happy anniversary, staal. i love you.