This afternoon, Lisa and Mark Van Herik opened their lovely home to
Orchid members within San Diego county and surrounding areas.
It was a delightful day and about 60 were in attendance throughout
the entire afternoon and evening. The ambiance was perfect, as was
Much was willingly shared as usual, when members of
Orchid gather either online or in person. Much good will come of
this and similar gatherings around the globe.
Hanuman’s dream is really coming to fruition. His and Ton’s ears
should have been vibrating from the waves of praise coming their
People far away were mentioned and appreciated for their
commentaries and participation, John Burgess and Charles
Lewton-Brain were just two of many.
The Archives were mentioned many times over. The impact the
discovery of Orchid had on some. the hours spent reading the
archives to catch up on posts years earlier. It really is amazing
what one man dared to dream.
Thank you Hanuman, and Ton for carrying through this dream and
making our reality so much better.