Stretching had always been a metaphor - Physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually.
I had just finished my conference and it's really a calm revelation that, after the built up, the anxiety and the expectation, when the moment it ended, that's it. Yeah, that's it! What's left of the whole whirlpool is the fact that I had grown. My threshold for things/events had been stretched. Doesn't matter what had happened, for whatever had happened, the me now is the cumulative product.
I have a new take on "this too shall pass". Most importantly is to savor the moment, as this too shall pass.