Last night after the con ended, truepenny and I hiked up that butte again and watched the sun set from the top in gusting winds (I have such a crush on your buttes, Phoenix). Dusty purple mountains against a luminous, cloud-streaked sky--all floating in a sea of lights.
Then we wandered around until we found a sandwich place (Bison Witches), and ate turkey sammiches in the warm wind. One of those absolutely perfect nights.
Now I am using the free wireless in Sky Harbor airport and watching the sun rise over a different terminal.
Soon, I will be on a plane for six and a half hours. Looks like it will be completely full, but I have the leftovers from my goodie bag to sustain me. And then I will be home, where I keep my dog, my cat, and my own bed.
These things seem very important right now.