It used to be that after the most intense and interesting nights of my life I would write reams of paper until the (then) whee hours of the morning. I gradually booted this habit, and all I can figure is that such journal entries made me feel less powerful, less in control.
Tonight was one of those nights. Tonight was amazing. Tonight was a swirl of colors like a 30 second exposure photograph of a full pitched battle that took place in my living room. When this all got started I couldn't have even began to have guessed how amazingly well it would have turned out. To go back and try to recall all of the names of the people I met and their colleges of origin and fields of study and everything I learned and experienced would be a 100,000 piece jigsaw puzzle, where every piece contains the parity of the whole, like a mandelbrot set, with each piece exquisitely beautiful and every player a work of a thousand pieces. Like a kaleidoscope, like tie die, like the night sky...
These; these are moments of awe, and perfect serenity.
So, it is with overwhelming appreciation and love that I thank everyone for making tonight so wonderful.