For anyone following the previous post regarding AWATS in Amsterdam - I made it. 416 miles or 669.34 Kilometers. But not without significant damage. In the end it became all about making something come true, and a lot less about seeing the concert - and I'm not sure that is necessarily a good thing.
It became about following the positive encouragement of some and disregarding the negative influences of others - and about inspiring some, in maybe some greater endeavor. And there's got to be something good come from that. It began six months ago with just an artistic wish, and became something much, much more. I learned a lot on this journey, but I can't tell you exactly what yet. As I mentioned before, I will be telling the detailed story of the trip in a private newsletter to those who joined me in this quest. I'm afraid the blog will just have to live with this final thought: That I was able to see Todd onstage at all was a sheer miracle - and I felt it in my heart at the end of the show. My heart swelled with warmth over just being there, and not having given up.