Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts. Thomas Carlyle
I've been 'on' the internet for years. I started in poetry forums, then photo forums, and then craft forums. Poetry and photo forums in particular are 'critical' forums and that is necessary and good - for the idea is to hone your craft - however, there is in all areas of life, a herd mentality and to live in those realms means to blend in or stand alone...hence (in part) my adherence to black and white - a point long fought - and perhaps in some respects won. What I like about my friends here - is you appreciate. And that sometimes is a balm...It also means if I want to share glorious colors I can.