dear husband-to-be,

i think i want to name our first child phinneus. (given it's a boy, of course).

i re-read a separate peace last spring and now the notion is not to be dislodged.

think of it: we'll call him finny when he's little, finn as he grows older and self-conscious of youth.

and the name'll serve as a compass of sorts. a benchmark, a weight tying him to fealty and courage and the pursuit of joy.

i don't know why it's been on my mind as of late. but now it's written down so i can stop worrying about trying to remember or the encroaching curtain of forgetfulness.

take this for what you will.

love, love,

yours. ever yours.