i mean, they’re all special occasions. i recently read somewhere a reminder that it’s no good for you to save up for a special occasion because every day is a special occasion. but life hands us days on which we simply don’t have time to handle each task like the special occasion it is. and so, a hierarchy.
clearly at the top of the hierarchy (especially because today is a buttery, empty weekend day at my parents’ house, without distractions or commitments) is this: my beautiful friends recently got engaged, to each other, and i had to miss the engagement party.
i’ve known them since they were 20 and they ‘re the kind of couple you aspire to in a relationship. they phoned me, from Switzerland, the night they got engaged.
this is a special occasion.
and so, where i might otherwise use paper from a roll or a book – certainly lovely, but not time consuming – this called for some dedication. i wrapped the gift (whiskey glasses, a bit like these ones, since you ask) in plain brown paper first, to make sure you couldn’t see what was inside. then i pulled out a paint marker and went to work on a second piece of paper.
today i’m grateful for having the time to celebrate special occasions.
all my love,