Tuesday, February 10, 2015
I tend to blubber a lot when I see Runawaykiwi: we both teared up while trading stories of homesickness over Venezuelan arepas in January; I got misty-eyed when I recounted how generous she'd been in sharing blogger advice with me over bowls of ramen; and then, while we brunched at Sweet Thursday, I had a lump in my throat when she presented this necklace to me (which she'd made, natch).
What can I say? We eat a lot; we cry a lot. All the emotions.
Traditionally, the St. Christopher's shield is often worn as a pendant by travellers to keep them safe on their journeys. The silver necklace above, cast in the shape of St. Christopher's shield and inscribed with the words, "safe travels", is Rebecca's own unique take on the medallion.
From one traveller to another, this necklace is a truly special gift - and one that will accompany me on all my travels.
Thank you, Rebecca. I'll try not to cry next time we meet.