On the list of Things That Never Get Old, somewhere near the top has to be "Getting a care package from Mom".
I have only been able to visit the States twice in the last 2 and half years so getting a box in the mail from home more than makes my day. The awesomeness that traveled the distance, over 5600 miles (9100km), was a handwritten letter, my favorite gum (that I can't buy down here) and some of my crayons from when I was a little kid.
If I had to trace back my artistic roots they would most likely lead back to an old ice cream bucket full of crayons that my sisters and I shared growing up. When our green and yellow Crayola boxes wore out the bucket was what all the waxy goodness got dumped into. A seemingly never-ending supply of color always at the ready to pillage and plunder the pages of innocent coloring books. It's awesome to see and smell some of them again...to hold a piece of "home". Thank you Mom. Your drawing for the fridge will be on its way soon.
Currently Listening To:
Song: Home (listen)
Artist: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (official website)