please don't mind me if what you are about to read goes all over the place.
I may be a good story teller but feelings and thoughts about that which means so much to me tends to just go all over the place as I brainstorm my emotions down on a keyboard. and mind I don't really type well at all.
I'll begin with that as much as I wanted to attend Wicked Fair,this year I was playing with the idea of not going because I had so many other things on my plate that I wanted to do.
Then last week news broke through the ranks of so many friends and extended family that Dirk had died.
I could go on as to what may have happened but that matters little now because what does matter is that a friend to so many was gone.
Now with this news I and so many others needed to be with those we loved.
Wicked Fair was a go! I had to be there.I had to see my friends and be at the midnight toast to Dirk.
Many people I had not seen in years and some I did not know what to say.But as I pulled into the hotel Friday night Lochlan and Keeley were the fist two people I saw before I even had a chance to unload the car hugs were exchanged and a feeling of home came over me. (I had missed hearing "Kie" called out)
Now I'm going to hold here for a moment on these two people.Lochlan and Keeley are two people I have been around so much over the years but never talked at length with.But all weekend they were there always making me feel apart of them like family.again my life is richer for there friendship that has always been there.
I hope I don't hurt anyone I miss here,but I am just jumping around. after checking into the room.(a big thank you to John Cholewa for letting Elle and I share your room) went to the Bar,Gypsy and Tim along with Keeley and Lochlan and a few others...this is a big part of my extended family.once again I felt like this was home.see it's not a place,It's the People.
Q.B. Vikki ,Neil it's crazy how much I miss these people and then Saturday so many others. Iz and her husband, I at last got to meet and he is a great guy.(Iz I have known since 1989 my first Pennsic)
What is so strange is I'm closer to some of these people then my own family.
Thinking of Pennsic...Vikki,Iz. I hope the three of us can be there this year even for a short time at Kindred. and to my Timberwolfe extended family,as I type this I'm drinking milk from my 10th anniversary yule feast glass. (good times)
Wicked Fair was fun and I did not get to see as much as I wanted to but seeing the people meant more to me. Next year I'll see more of the fair and what it has to offer.
the toast to Dirk at midnight went off. and right after words I sat in a chair with Vixen and Iz and looked at all these people I have missed. I won't let myself be away from them for so long a time ever again.
To all those in VA and LA at midnight we were all together for a moment.That's a lot of love.
Sorry this was not a report about Wicked Fair but why I was there.
I will be doing the con thing to launch Keepers and that means maybe being near by to meet up with some of you out there,and there is with a lot of work going to be a Pennsic for me this year.
I won't be there for the full two weeks but at least 5 days.
all my best and love to my extended family and friends.