So that happened.
This was my second Balisage, and this time I got a whole lot more out of it. I suppose, like most things, it gets better with practice. I found most of the sessions to be more dramatic and memorable. More of the material seemed relevant to my own work, at least in potential. I also, eventually, felt more of a connection to the community, which I could see from the beginning was an important dimension to the event, but which I couldn’t bring myself to engage with right away. Still, ultimately it clicked, and I’m very glad of it.
Tribe. It’s a good thing, and I’ve missed it.