Christopher Reitmaier (Somniative) is a wonderful and fascinating man. We met in Tassajara Zen Monastery. I can’t remember if I was 15 or 25 but I know it was a long time ago. Christopher travels the world making jewelry from recycled bottle caps and other throwaways. He’s a gypsy mystic wordsmith with an affinity for Will Ferrell movies and a refreshingly tasteful approach to art. We made a cool friendship and then we both traveled on. Years later we met again at the Beloved Festival outside of Portland. Turns out we were both living there. And, turns out he needed a place to live. Also turns out I had a room open in my house.