Just as we easily connected as couples, Christine & I developed a special bond. We spoke about family, life, death, our different beliefs & insecurities, our experiences with depression, our worries, our joys. We were in touch by email or phone & some of my best memories are from our chats in her beloved studio. Christine’s emails were always beautifully written with photos galore. I loved that. There were some difficult times & personal losses through those very brief years. I could text or call at any time & after speaking with Christine things always looked better. We last spoke in late 2020. Following news of her illness we were never able to connect by phone. Fortunately I saved a voice message from September 2020 that I will treasure always. I miss Christine. My heart aches for her “Den”. But I know for sure that Christine is alive & vibrant as the Beautiful Stardust she imagined.