Sunday, October 19, 2008

It was a time of such splendor ...

What a wonderful sea-bean symposium - old and new friends, perfect weather, great presentations, educational displays, record attendance - it all came together. Matt got hours of good video, and Jim and I took lots of photos. It will take a while to parse through all the data and develop a good posting, but in the days to come, there will be numerous slide shows, video clips, etc etc etc. Meanwhile, I'm relying on the words of one of my favorite poets, Maya Angelou, who said "It was a time of such splendor - charming people, good food, laughter, and brave ideas - enough to entertain us for years!"

2 comments:

David McRee said...

It was indeed a fantastic symposium, and my first. I'm looking forward to seeing the photos and video. But really, you had to be there to appreciate the wonderful energy the beaners cultivate and share.

Anyone who loves beaches and nature owes it to themselves to stop by next year's symposium to see what it's all about.

Sure, it's about finding and sharing sea-beans, flotsam, and jetsam, but the whole, as they say, is much greater than the sum of its parts.

GJOCOOPERHARVEY@HOTMAIL.COM said...

I HAVE ENJOYED COLLECTING SEA-BEANS AND OTHER "BEACH TREASURES" THROUGH THE YEARS.
THIS WAS MY FIRST SEA-BEAN SYMPOSIUM. I ENJOYED THE SATURDAY I SPENT AT THE SYMPOSIUM MEETING EVERYONE AND LISTENING TO THE LECTURES. I LOOK FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR. GLENDA HARVEY