, upon becoming good friends with Tori Amos
, modeled Delerium after her. Tori can be found singing about the author of The Sandman
comics in her song "Horses
" from Boys for Pele
...and if there is a way to find you
i will find you
but will you find me if Neil
makes me a tree...
Neil soon made the tree for her:
That happened in a new bookseries by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess called Stardust. The first part of this 4-part series came out in October 1997. The Tori tree appears in issue #3 that came out in early 1998 in a special illustrated version.
Interesting side note:
At first I thought that she was saying "Neil makes me a dream", but I read the lyrics and got really disappointed as I started to node this. I did some more research, specifically at thedent.com and found a reference to this lyric. I felt redeemed :). Major props to the page... it has LOTS of tori & gaiman info.