Hi Caren…I know how you feel…(I’m a middle-aged newbie just
getting acquainted with the torch…)
for what it is worth, I’d welcome you.
There is an interesting thread currently, Re: manners, education (or
the lack of it), etc.
There are some strong opinions.
My position is that education – in all its forms – is
wonderful…AND…you start where you are, love what you do, do it
to the best of your ability…and stand proudly. And it doesn’t
matter where that place is. Yours is the land of wire work.
There will ALWAYS be people ‘jockeying for position’…people
needing to be right…needing to be ‘better than thou’.
Keep focused on what YOU do and how you do it.
We need to keep thinking of Orchid as a community where we
share…not a club reserved for luminaries.
I’ll show you mine if you show me yours?..
…oh, and don’t let Leonid scare you…I like to think of him as
the curmudgeonly* *jeweller…kinda like the cranky uncle…I’m
confident he has a lot of really great qualities.