And then maybe I would describe how fast Jessica Bern can type. (She's doing that right next to me.)
I wish I could tell you how curly in the most perfect way is the hair on my roomie's pretty noggin.
I wish I could put words to the rockin' bangs on Kristen Howerton, my other roommate. They are so swoopy and gleamy (see? no words).
But even more than those very important things, I wish you could meet them (and the many of others I've come to know and love at this conference and online and at other conferences).
I wish there were a way to wrap up a post in such a way that would make blogging/online relationships make sense in words. But these relationships that are based on words can't be described with words. Oh, the irony.
Let me just say that these actual real and alive and laughing and talking people, well, we transcend our differences while we discover our similarities when we meet, in 3-D. I think that's a beautiful thing.
At conferences, we're doing the same thing and we get each other and we're speaking the same language. In our real lives, most of the people we know have no idea what could happen at a blogging conference, or why we even blog at all, but here we are. I guess there must be something to this.
What happens is that you sit and stand and walk with people who you feel you know because you do, and you not only get to see how they move their hands when they talk, but all of the sudden, the energy between you, the connection that has strung you together through words does a zappy sort of thing that energizes you.
These are remarkable people doing remarkable things with remarkable gifts that they cannot express in any other place than the good old(ish) world-wide interweb, and I get to meet them.
I'm so glad to be here. Because it's not at all about shoes or bangs, really. Although they're reeeaaal nice. It's about hearts and minds like yours standing in the same place all covered up in a common good.
And here I am trying to describe it, even though I can't, because I'm a blogger. And I know someone will get what I'm saying, even one person, and that's why we're here.