Well, I've been thinking for five pages now about how to word this, so here goes: I am in awe of everyone on this forum, individually and as a whole. As a whole, we complement each other -- bounce ideas, have arguments and serious discussions, learn, think, feel, see other perspectives. I have learned so much from all of you and I love you dearly. Even the occasional troll is kind of fun because it gives us the opportunity to show our dragon-slaying skills and stand up for each other. As individuals, you are all beautiful and unique and I am proud to be your friend. I hope as the years go on to get to know more of you personally. The two Apostafests I've attended have been astoundingly wonderful, and I'm excited to be part of the Planning Committee for another Dallas Bash.
AND THANKS GO TO: Simon and Angharad, you are wonderful for starting this forum, Englishman and others for moderating (and providing us with a sometimes queasy look at British cusine), Brummie is an angel, Valis (hey, phone husband!) a Knight in Shining Armor and a Genius of Apostafest Organizing, the Northern Girls ROCK for lots of reasons, Mulan, Mouthy, DEFINITELY Farkel and AlanF and Maximus and our darling Minimus, moreisbetter and berylblue for their gentle bravery in the face of personal demons, and every other person on here except Sword of Jah who annoys the crap out of me. And, of course, dear Francois and Old Hippie, so they don't feel left out! And to all others I did not mention by name (Big Tex and Jennie, of course, are always tops on my list, on and off the forum), know that I love you too for your bravery to come to this forum and expose your innermost feelings to all of us here. This is truly a healing experience.
(*Sniffles as she walks off stage clutching her Oscar as the music swells in the background*)