Sunday, August 8, 2010

Adrenaline Crush

The blog had to go dark for Blogapalooza.  I didn't even open my computer since Thursday afternoon til I got back home tonight.  This had to be a full 3D experience.  And it was wow amazing.

I will follow up and let you know that I did not find the Thousand Cranes scarf in New York's Chinatown.  I didn't even make it over to Chinatown.  I didn't even look.  This doesn't make me the least bit sad.  Because I didn't have to look.  I found a thousand pieces of hope smack in the middle of Midtown Manhattan. 

My standard line for most things powerfully new is a sarcastic steal from an 80s SNL skit: I laughed.  I cried.  It was much better than CATS.  I'll see it again and again. 

But this time I accidentally really mean it. 

I did laugh.  so much.  And I cried.  a few times.  

Blogapalooza,  Blogher '10, was one hell of a ride.  I'm not off it yet.  I even skipped Sunday night TV (sort of.  BigBrotherTrueBloodMadMenHungEntourage are all waiting for me in the magicness that is DVR) to revel in the weekend.  Replaying moments. 

A thousand big small moments that I love as much as I wished I would.  way more than cats of any kind.  maybe even more than cranes.

I met almost all the people I wanted to meet.  I met so many more people I didn't even know would have the impact on me they did.  bliss.  serious, breath-stopping bliss.  I can't imagine having not attended. 

It.  Was.  Exactly where I was supposed to be.


I love that.

I'm adrenaline crushing right now but I did love sharing time and space with everyone.

Between panels and smoke breaks, drinks and elevator conversations and so many of the other big small moments during, I found you all quite genuine and I thank you for that.

For my writing friends who weren't there...I did miss the meeting of you.  I hope to make you three dimensional at some point. 

For my nonwriting friends who read anyway I wish for you a sense of place like that wherever you choose to find yourselves. 

But mostly, I wish you all the thousand pieces of beauty I found this weekend. 


Denise said...

Really happy for you.

Dawn said...

Perfectly said. As always.

jodifur said...

It was so great to meet you.

MsPicketToYou said...

Yup. Yeah. Absolutely.

Miss you already.

Silver said...

Denise ~ Thanks!

Dawn ~ You are one of the 3 to 4 best roommates ever in the history of conference-blind-roommating. And remember "do not fucking tweet that!" ;)

Jodi ~ It was great to meet you too, you are a sweetheart.

Darcy ~ Meeting you was intense. In a good way. Can't wait to read more from you and keep in touch. seriously.