A New World - Lisa Quackenbush

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I recently attended the Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience Festival. It was one of my first times attending a public event post-covid.

This event sparked a lot of excitement and hope from the crowd:

“With howls of joy from stages and smiles on mask-less faces filling crowded dance floors, Aspen marked a milestone in its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic Friday night as concert-goers flocked to the Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience.

“The music festival, running through Sunday, hosted multiple concerts in five downtown Aspen venues on Friday and celebrated its first night of public shows, the return of indoor concerts and the first major festival here since before the pandemic. In 2020, Jazz Aspen was unable to stage its annual June or Labor Day festivals.

“The mood at the early shows on Friday was festive as fans re-acclimated to dancing with strangers and events without social distancing.

“The festival is operating without mask or distancing requirements, but is mandating that at least 80% of each show’s audience show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and the remainder show proof of a recent negative test.” — Andrew Travers, The Aspen Times

After being in lockdown, events like this have a lot more meaning than they used to. It is not just the idea of going to musical events that is exciting, it is the principal that these are the beginnings of an open world. With vaccines and advanced testing technology, the world is one step closer to becoming what it once was.

This is promising personally and professionally. At Sage, it is more difficult to connect with clients and get a true sense of who they are and what they are looking for over the phone or via zoom. In person connections are what make my job so gratifying for me and my clients, and that sense has been lost over this past year.

I am looking forward to experiencing this new, more open world and expanding my relationships in more meaningful ways.

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