Hakucho's blog said that her husband's birthday is the same day as my husband, September 11. For obvious reasons, I struggle to get into a festive mode that day. We've considered 'moving' the celebration to another day but how do you change someone's birthday?
So, I spent the day in a sort of meditative state and somberly made him a tie.
I hope that when he wears it, he'll remember that where ever he is in the world, I rejoice in the small miracle of a safe return home from a day's work.