Phyllis and I had the loveliest day with both longtime and new friends at our Iconic Self LIVE in Denver events. You know that feeling, when you KNOW the place will be just lovely and then it STILL blows you away? That's what happened when we arrived at Pomegranate Place, just blocks from the Governor's Mansion. So much thought and artistry was in every detail of every room, I wanted to stay forever.
In the workshop we found more story treasures in our pockets to share, and I was reminded of the way each companion's stories weave together and add something to the path.
In the last year we've done so much work long-distance, celebrating with phone calls and imaginary toasts that seem so inadequate when something more is really called for. Having Phyllis and Jolie there as our work was unpacked and displayed alongside so many other projects was such a tangible acknowledgement, seeing a whole table full of work that didn't exist in the world even two years ago and our community arrive to bear witness and celebrate--it was one of those things that part of me doesn't think that we really need until we do it. It gives reality and visibility to work that so often feels unseen in the way it floats out into the ether online, arrives in places our own eyes may never see and is held by hands we may never touch.
As we took a few minutes to share with everyone who came out to celebrate The Iconic Self with us, Phyllis and I were both really struck by how everyone in the room played a role in this work's creation. There were people who hold us in conversation as we ask our questions and find our way into the coming answers, people who love us if our endeavors fly or flop, and those who support our work when it is complete and journey alongside us in their own ways. We were filled with so much gratitude for the friendships and partnerships that support us all along the way.