I saw Mark on campus a few months before I moved to Sweden for study abroad. I said hello to him, and though he didn't know me (I'd seen him when he used to MC at Faerieworlds) he stopped to talk to me. I mentioned that I was going to Sweden and he was so excited for me -- once again, though he didn't know me. He told me, "You won't have to go far to find the magic out there. Just step outside and dig your toes in the dirt." I can't say why, but that has stuck with me since. It was with me when I was terrified on the plane and when I was confused and lost in a new city and when I was discovering he was right at the graves of ancient kings. And it's still with me now.