Saturday, February 25, 2012

An introvert walks into a conference....

Complete this sentence:

An introvert walks into a conference...
(note: this conference had over 3000 attendees)

a. ...and back out again.
b. ...covers his ears, shuts his eyes and starts humming.
c. ...and talks so much his voice is a bit raw by the end.
d.   wait...what?  There was an introvert at the conference?!?
Yes, we have returned from the Organic Farming Conference in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.  And, yes, I tend to be a bit introverted.  And the answer is "C"

Tammy and I have had the great fortune to find a couple of organizations and conferences that focus on bringing together people who are intent on growing good food and finding ways to care for the land and market our products.  It's a great opportunity to talk about what we (and others) are doing.  We can even tell farm stories without editing or explanation - and find that we're not the only ones who have gotten caught on barb wire, run madly after critters that thought a chicken dinner would be lovely or wondered if a combine could be modified for dry beans.

For all of the fine people we had the opportunity to see and converse with during the conference - it was great to see you and wonderful to hear about what you are doing and what you hope to be doing during the coming season.  Thank you for seeking us out or being gracious enough to seem pleased to see us when we sought you out.  It's the quality of people like you that encourage this introvert to interact and be, if only for a while, an extrovert.

And now, this introvert needs much sleep.  All the running around humming with my eyes closed and hands over my ears wore me out.

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