Josh,

     Surprise! I’m not dead. At least not at the moment, though not for lack of trying on a certain sadistic faerie prince’s part. But I digress – yes, I survived the fall, & injury free at that. I’m sorry for waiting so long to tell you, but believe me when I say this was literally the first chance I had to do so.

     I know even if I tell you not to that you’ll still worry about me, so I won’t bother. That said, please know that as of this writing I’m alive & well, & more importantly, happier than I’ve been in a very long time. I promise I’ll tell you all about it when I get back – it’s a pretty crazy story for sure.

     Also, you’d better believe that as soon as I get back I’ll race you to the pond!

           Love ya,
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