My mind is a whirl from this evening. I don't even know where to start and I don't really think that I can get across what it was like. People everywhere. I can't believe how many came out. A lot of my co-workers turned out as well as a friend from high school! Of course all the photographer friends who had pictures in the show were there and more photographers showed up to support their online friends. Most of the evening was just snatches of conversation, a quick hello, a few minutes of banter. I feel like I hardly had time to talk to anyone. It was wonderful to see so many faces, but I wanted to have long conversations with so many of them and it just wasn't possible at an event like this.
It was a nearly perfect evening. Only at the end did I start remembering that I was indeed by myself at this really cool event and that brought about those pesky pangs of loneliness, which for some reason were intensified by people asking me to go with them to bars or clubs, etc (places I have no interest in going). Why getting asked to join people would intensify feelings of loneliness is beyond me. The human mind and mine in particular is a mystery.
However this was a very minor blip in what was a fantastic evening. I don't think I could have asked for it to go any better. AND to top it all off someone bought my picture! I don't know how I'm going to fall asleep tonight. Hopefully my body will just crash because my mind is still spinning, whirling and twirling.
UPDATE: Check out some images from last night: