This is the only way to describe my feelings right now after returning from MisfitCon 2015. The week in Fargo, ND was mind blowing in ways I can fully comprehend right now. Awe might be a lofty descriptor but the only word to come close to describe what I experienced. I could fill pages with the stories of the people, the speakers and performers, and the events but that would be the equivalent of sharing the ingredients to a recipe but never come close to the ecstasy of tasting the final product.
So why even write this post? I struggled with the answer until I stumbled on the quote below.
The urge to share is greater than doubts of the usefulness of this post. All I want is to encourage you to find people/places/events that might inspire similar feelings. Search out the people dont amazingly powerful and beautiful things in the world and connect with them. Search out other disciplines and interests. I would never had the chance to discover Leoncarlo or Peter Gregson if I attended a photography conference. Find the weirdo and dreamers who dare to think they can change the world and give them a hand.
As I was reading the Great Discontent's third issue, Clayton Cubitt's words perfectly summed up the MisfitCon experience for me.
The temptation is try to hold onto those moments but than all we do is crush them. The present is beautiful because its fragile and temporary. Now my job is to transform that awe into action. To use the high felt there in Fargo as the fuel. I will leave you with a few other recaps from various attendees.