|Gosh, Loot, you're incredibly generous the details of your critiques, in your humorous touches and helpfulness. And I feel positively blessed that you somehow see bits of my "big picture" as well as my little ones!
I must say, your timing is impeccable and hugely supportive for me at a time of doubt. I was in a panic just now as I opened my mail and found Adam concerned that one of my forum posts was self-promotional, suggesting that if my participation at TN was to geared to mask spam I should go elsewhere. I've taken my best stab at easing his worries and then apologizing and explaining my position on the forum. I hope my effort at transparency hasn't dug my hole deeper. And if so, I hope I can simply erase the post and get on with other things here. Never can there be passion without pain!
Your intro is wonderfully detailed and further opens my eyes to the underlying spirit of this place. I'm on short time today (should be writing on hobbits!) but if I do nothing else here I will enjoy a stroll in your gallery.
In other news, a photographer friend is on this way to S Africa later this year and has asked me for advice. I offered a bit but I've spent just a short while there. If you have time (always hard to find!), may I put Dave in touch? He's funny and generous and I'm sure would be hugely appreciative.
Lovely to meet you!
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