So a week ago, I received an email from Tom Reilly, TEDmeister that went something like this:

This is Willa Wonka...your Golden Ticket awaits!!!

And just like that, I dropped everything and went to my first TED conference. It probably sort of goes like what these people are saying: TED bloggers.

The thing is - my being here is an anomaly. A gift bestowed by a benefactor, with my responsibility to enjoy, absorb, learn and share.

Let's call the day, the greatest show I have every encountered. My brain is expanded and my vision challenged.