I believe it is difficult to not say all you want to say in situations like this.
I often wonder about the common threads that tie us all together. A love of craft. A love of camaraderie. If one does not love nature, are they even human? Technically, perhaps…
As for what makes me DIFFERENT I really do not know. The things I make have a certain flavor. I have a voice unlike yours, and a face unlike yours, and a web of relationships like yours but still unique.
I know you all want to connect on a deeper level and perhaps there are well enforced boundaries blocking you for the time being… needless to say, I desire a few things and one of them is the trust and hope that I find in this community of individuals with a common focus.
May you find compassion and joy. I am faithful, so I know I will.