And guess what I tore into first? The two boxes I practically dove into, shredding tape and flinging paper?
Not books. Not comics. Not even my altar.
I have not been myself without this - every day part of me has secretly worried that Something Bad Will Happen and that it will be lost or destroyed. And it's here. Package after package torn open - signed ElfQuest art, my Vess Tam Lin, Linda Medley's Castle Waiting characters... the first picture where Elayna's actually posing... original art by Mousie, both of my characters and of cute little skunks... the painting jnanacandra did for my character Tiala. Story after story - the portrait of me when I was two. Original Sandman and Shanda the Panda art, and Kevin and Kell...
I just hugged that for a long moment, sillygrinning. Our ketubah. And the Vess Tam Lin.
So much beauty, and so much of us - our story.
Now we're home. :)