At the heart of it all.
Today in about four and a half hours we open registration for Sock Summit 2011. I would be lying to you if I said I was not nervous – I am – but I’m also very excited.
I was sorting through my thoughts and feelings figuring out what I wanted to say here today and then Steph read me this email that came into our inbox yesterday:
I’m not sure if you can respond to this, but I just wanted to say Thank You.
It seems like such a tiny thing to say, considering the hours/weeks/months
this takes to put together. But there is absolutely no price I could put on
the ways my life was touched by SS09, on the new friends I made with whom I
am still in constant conversation and contact, and most importantly I wanted
to say that the past 2 years have been so full of remembering SS09 with
delight, wondering about and then anticipating SS11….. For every hour you
all have worked on this, I have been filled with delight for at least 10
times that amount. And I know — that’s a LOT!
Because I’m on the east coast, I don’t get to come to most of those other
cool things, the sock camps and all. But I wanted to let you know that I’m
an Episcopal priest, and I am sending you the Holy Registration Vibes
starting now, throughout the week. I couldn’t care less what classes I get
(well, OK, that’s a little bit of a lie…!) but truly, what you do is to
create a community that has deep joy at its very center. It’s a community
that did not end two years ago.
I think what you do is holy, bringing together people and passion. And I am
grateful. And a little teary tonight, as well.
Must be after my bedtime!
Did I say thank you?
Thank you, C, I for speaking my heart and mind so eloquently.
I hope everyone gets exactly what they want. We did try so very hard to make it so this was possible.