I remember going to my first calligraphy conference, back in 1996.
I’d been taking classes for a year and a half by this time, but I’d never been surrounded by so many letter lovers in one place, not to mention so much calligraphy-related goodness: shops filled with tools and books I’d only ever seen in catalogs; multiple exhibits; nightly lectures; a schedule of classes all day long for a week.
I was giddy with joy and excitement. At one point I honestly remember jumping up and down because I could not contain myself!
This kind of joy is like the bubbles in a champagne glass, rising of its own accord, golden and glowing.