Thats exactly how I felt.
I started followingTrey on Flickr when he lived here in Austin when he was just starting the SIC brand and doing local photowalks, and my journey as a photographer was still in its infancy.
Soon thereafter Google+ came along and Trey started doing his Variety Show, which was a glorified G+ hangout featuring a variety of artistically inclined people.
Trey had me co-host along with Thomas Hawk and Khut quite a few times.
To me it was a wonderland.
Every week I'd meet and get to talk to, and mostly annoy, amazing people I'd never even heard of! By the end of the show I was fascinated by all of them, including you, Daria.
I really was not even in league, talent-wise, with these any of these people.
I knew. They knew it. Trey fer sure knew it.
But, I felt so blessed to be along for the ride.
Those were the salad days.
The amazing part of it all was just how positive it all was. I swear it was all smiles, laughing and sharing and growing together.
It was Social Artopia.
You're lucky if you find a space and time like that even once in your life.
I'm glad I was invited along and prescient enough to realize how good it was in the moment and soaked it all in.