Over the entirety of the past Friday night, 499
strangers friends and I made history; created a book that will be preserved and displayed in the New York Public Library ‘for as long as New York City stands‘ (a claim that sounded slightly worrisome on the eve of The Rapture, but we seemed to survive that OK;) and found the future. It was pretty awesome.
Putting the book, the quest and the library’s hundred-plus historic artefacts aside until I have chance to process them fully and internalise how amazing they all were, I’d just like to say a word about the people. I hugged strangers, hi-fived someone in a lion suit, cheered the chap who kept our spirits up with his vuvuzela, took an impromptu Yoga class at 3am in the main lobby – which is made entirely of marble – and spent the majority of the night creating the most wonderful things with the most wonderful people:- The Posse.
I’d met most of these folks at pre-Find The Future events. One of these involved a library tour followed by beer, and the other, in a similar vein, skipped straight to beer in The Library – a bar on the Lower East Side. Priorities were clear and sensible.
The Posse consisted of @idealect, capekid, @notthemermaid, a chap called Nazary, and my fellow pub-quiz champions from the week before, @ianbrier and @mandamaria. They’re fantastic. You want these people in your life.
Here’s a couple of pics of the group, plenty more to follow.