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  [Aroid-l] My First IAS Show
From: lbmkjm at yahoo.com (brian lee) on 2007.09.28 at 19:02:22(16357)
Dear all,

Aloha ("In the presence of the breath of life"),

I have been receiving a lot of positive feedback
regarding my slide show at the IAS banquet. Ted's
words reflect mine as far as my impressions of the
show and people around me. It was also my virgin
adventure to the IAS show and banquet. That memory
will remain with me forever. I cannot thank everyone
adequately that bent over backward for my comfort and
information. Suffice it to say, my expectations were
high and they were exceeded. I felt welcomed and
important. I am grateful to all of you that have sent
good reviews of my narrative. Fame is easy to come by
;expectations are harder to meet.

As Ted mentioned in his thread, my talk often went off
in tangents from the subject of aroids. I did want to
emphasize how everything in life is interconnected. I
love aroids because they are a part of a wonderful
whole...usually epitomized by tropical rainforests.
If plants were words, we are losing much of our
vocabulary, and soon we will have lost a language.
Whole libraries are lost and we have already been
willing to lose the best books in the absence of
complete knowledge.

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