Most everybody here knows Tamlin Dawnstar. *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] *Tamlin Dawnstar is a name....the person behind that name is William Dawnstar.
I think there are many, many people here in this CP community (as well as others) who have been touched in a positive way by this kind gentleman. And I'm talking about more than "He gave me a plant." *There is more to William than just a man who gives away plants, seeds and gemmae...and I think many here know this about him.
Since William's heart is nearly frozen solid from days and days of non-stop hourly snow shoveling, I thought a way to unthaw and warm up his heart would be to share some your thoughts about him. *It can be anything...something that made you laugh, a kind deed or encouraging word, a cultivation tip, a suggestion for a tasty beer, a funny story, something he taught you. *Anything that touched your life or changed a view point or taught you something about living or growing.
I say it isn't how you see yourself...but how OTHERS see you that truly counts. *We are sometimes blind to our own greatness! *I believe Mr. Dawnstar is well thought of in the CP community not only for his plant generousity but other character traits as well. *Lets show him what you think and get that heart thawed out!
I have found William to be funny, intelligent, loving, kind and generous, talented in many areas including music and poetry...and sometimes a rascal. *He makes me laugh. *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] *I enjoy reading all his posts especially the scientific dialogue with expert growers. *Always something meaty to learn there. *He is loyal to his friends and concerned about the aspects of their lives. *He is honest...a rare trait to find. *He is inspiring and dedicated to the world of carnivorous plants. *He works hard "behind the scenes"...more than you know. He is a very special person and deserves much love.
One of my most well remembered conversations...we were talking on line. *All of sudden he starts talking in fluent French! *I am surprised! *I didn't know he spoke another language. *I thought "wow"! *Then, to my amazement, he starts talking in fluent Italian! *I am thinking "Ohmigod...he knows TWO foreign languages!" *And then I'm truly floored when he begins to speak fluent German! *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] * I am feeling totally humbled and stupid...this man is brilliant! *A genius! *He knows THREE languages to perfection! *I'm totally awed! *But theeeen....after letting me flip out for a while, he finally 'fesses up. *He was using an online translator to translate his sentences!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] * LOL! *I was DUPED! *I was believing it hook, line and sinker! *Ok...I was gullible but STILL! *Even though the joke was on me, I had to laugh and still laugh about it to this day. *He pulled it off well! *That's the *"rascal" element that comes out sometimes. *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
Ok...any one else who has been touched in some way have a thought to share about the person, William Dawnstar?