Some months after Christa's death, I discovered a little saying that resonated strongly:
Left to right:
... Christa and me in Meisenheim1 for Christmas 1975
... Peter and Christa in late 1980, in the Old Windsor house...
... Christa and me in July 2006, during a brief visit by Big Bro shortly after Christa's penultimate surgery.
I heard from...
... one of her school friends back in June 2008:
The other day I happened to visit your diary and came across these lovely photos of Christa when she was young. She was such a beauty and one could see in her eyes how happy and in love she was then when you first met.
Since I happened to agree (!) I replied accordingly:
Christa was always beautiful in my eyes, and I hope and believe she remained very happy with me throughout her life. What more, in any realistic sense, could one ask for? Apart from another 33 years, of course!