We just got back from Holland... well a few weeks ago really. Mol (that's the guy with the beer bottle in his hand) came 'round tonight to talk Larry and me into writing up our adventure there. Larry wasn't so happy about doing this because he had a real fright while we were there with Mol and our friends from two microscopy clubs."
that silken-spoken Mol has spent all night drinking me beer and getting
me pie-eyed so he could get me to agree to writing up this article.
Well, it's done now... cos yer reading it right now. Don't think this was
easy for Van and me: this adventure is different in a big way. First of
all it's a story about courage, but it's also about death, hope, and life.
This is our EPIC!"
was the one who asked Larry and Vanessa to describe their (or should I
say 'our') adventure in Holland. It seems right then, especially as I was
there with them, for me to contribute some work towards this project too.
Van-Dam is a tale of epic proportions which, hopefully, will not only introduce
you to the fantastic microscopic life in the sea - but show you how the
Dutch people have pioneered something truly remarkable. Not least, you
get to experience our holiday in Renesse, which is also described more
formally on the pages of Micscape,
Wim van Egmond's contribution
from the NvvM, and the pages of the Queket
Vanessa and Larry have been very courageous in doing this article for us
all. It certainly contains much personal content which, when shared this
way - openly and honestly - helps us to see more clearly, the association
between ourselves as people, and the almost invisible world around us.
Such honesty can be offensive to those who would deny truth or would wish
to blunt its incisive edge with restrictive censorship. Me..? I simply
believe they have created here, one of the most powerful pieces of informative
work you are ever likely to witness on the Web! Vanessa has also used this
article to break some stunning news to you. When I heard it, I was pleased
and very excited for what it will mean for the future of their work. So
without further delays... here is Vanessa to set the scene."
"Me, with a make-over:
a present from Larry & Mol!"
was pretty pleased to find out that several
other girls would be coming with Mol, Larry, and me to Renesse. Anne, Lizzie, and Kit are great fun to be with, and Lizzie is a terrific artist. That's her in the image on the right. She's left of Kit. We all met up with John Wells, another of Mol's close friends, at London City Airport...
|... now you can come with us too..."||
|(c) Larry Legg, Vanessa Summers, & Lightscape 1998|