I am a million emotions all wrapped in one. I never thought the departure day would arrive, and now it has come and gone. I had an amazing time. It's such a rare experience to have full immersion in something so relatively obscure. It's even more amazing to find 80+ people who can get as excited as you over something so relatively obscure. The Daguerreian Society planned an incredible trip. I will get more into the details as I share some of the many pictures I took, but I just wanted to take a minute to thank those of you who contributed once again.
The most amazing thing about this experience is that you made it possible. Each person who took the time, made the effort... each of you made it happen. I am so honored and so proud and like I said, a million emotions all wrapped in one. I thought many times on my trip about how I was only there through your efforts, and that made it an even richer experience.
Those of you who are expecting postcards should have received them or will be receiving them in the next day or two. Polaroids, etc, will be coming in the next couple weeks. The video message I had planned was foiled by pain. I decided instead to make a mini film in your names, which will also be coming shortly.
Perhaps the best outcome of this trip has been that after 4 years of feeling my life has been suddenly limited by what I can't do, you guys have shown me there is still a lot that I can do, and that is even better than a trip to France to look at daguerreotypes. Well, almost.