The first one that comes to mind is simply the unfettered kindness of the community I have adopted in the last year. I come from a large family and these people have reminded me of the best things of that early life experience. I have found my tribe. Long Love Gigsville!
2nd thing: I donated my paper mache unicorn and paper mache dragon head to the temple on Sunday.
Unicorn: honoring the magical in all of us
Dragon: honoring the predatory creatures
When it came time for the burn, I found that they had placed the unicorn up front where we could see it clearly as the temple burned, and on the upwind side so it lasted a long time. After the steeple fell, the mane caught fire, and within about 5 seconds the whole head just blazed and disappeared, disintegrating from the inside out. It was a beautiful sight to behold. I still don't know where the dragon head was, but I suspect it also burned nicely. I'm hoping to get feedback and PHOTOS on this thread: