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Re: Perfumes of Heaven and Hell

  • Subject: Re: Perfumes of Heaven and Hell
  • From: "Ron Iles" <roniles@eircom.net>
  • Date: Tue, 1 May 2001 09:30:00 -0500 (CDT)

Thank you Jay!

Don't blame my misfortunes on Irish DNA.  I'm English probably from Cave
Men French Ancestors!

Your two liner brought me to red alert.
Spathiphyllum BEDEVILLED?  You got THAT many!  Wonderful!   How many kinds?
Maybe I needn't
give up Spathiphyllum and collect Amorphophallus after all?    Is it
possible to send any with or without health certificate at cost to me either
buy or exchange?  (Would need to know what so I could get SPECIAL import
permit)  Is it safe to wild collect and bring back in your (dangerous?)
country?    I am getting a number of messages that Central and South America
and elsewhere are "no-go" for getting wild material, so residents like
yourself are SO important.   Obviously Spaths are Tropical American apart
from two species so big big problem to get authentic wild.  Maybe I need to
forget the idealism and go back to dreaming?   When I go to SE Asia inc Sri
Lanka maybe, what do you need?

This year I AM travelling in the Tropics.  The problem is to know WHERE is
reasonable safe with HUMANS and what is of interest.
Lonely Planet is interesting but not detailed for collectors and
exporters!  Can any Aroid L Collectors advise or dissuade PLEASE?   I have
to plan
itineraries soonest so friends you would be VERY appreciated!  Just WHERE is
adventurious safe and WONDERFUL?
My best wishes

Ron Iles

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jay Vannini" <interbnk@terra.com.gt>
To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2001 3:25 AM
Subject: Re: Perfumes of Heaven and Hell

And here I thought that James Joyce was THE complex Irish fellow...

Agape in (Spathiphyllum-bedevilled) Guatemala,

Jota Pé

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Iles" <roniles@eircom.net>
To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2001 7:49 AM
Subject: Perfumes of Heaven and Hell

> Good Morning Friends (Fiends?).  Oh not another lot of verbage (not
> from Ireland.  Where's the off switch? (Press delete but its still on
> L Archives, oh dear).  On my knees to you again, I plead that purity and
> beauty shall prevail over wanton idolatry.  I joined for that idealism and
> to travel for Spathiphyllum beyond where Man has gone before.  Twas only a
> short while ago that I was impatient each morning to open overnight Aroid
> email .  But now daily I am rudely awoken by stinkology, ten foot, nay
> eleven foot rampant Morphos, Yang in full shout.  So, every morn, odours
> decay and hell, panic for dustpan, disinfectant and furnace, need to scour
> inbox litter tray and clear the nose. The nausea mounts with each new sap
> exploding morning.   Tis for me in guise of botany for the madding crowd,
> raw pornographic symbolism not blissful erotic sensuality .   So, please
> AMPs to Horror Museums so that they cannot insidiously corrupt from their
> barbaric dark.    Else, heaven forbid, every home will want one and thence
> will never be safe again.  Exorcise the diabolic lusts and revere again
> Yin.   End the shaman pilgrimages to Tooting.  Let the monstrous tubercles
> be devoured and cast upon the fire so that none are beguiled by those
> disgusting monstrosities.  I chump on my garlic furiously and trump....
> Good people forsake thy nightmare idols and indulgencies and turn again to
> noble lovely Venus and Apollo.
> It is Heaven here.  Over four hundred Peace Lily Spathes are awake.  The
> simple grace and exquisite perfume are divine.   Heavenly scent as of most
> delicate and beauteous woman, leafy forms exemplifying gracious and nubile
> femininity pervade the wonder of the radiant West Cork waterfront.   No
> putrid AMPs or their kind can colonise safe in this balmy idyll.  For
> harbouring such idolatry we would be at least spurned or for such
> witchcraft, most justly burned at the stake.   Let us talk of fine and
> beautiful sights, of entrancing scents, of elegant simplicity.  Let us
> revere the noble theatre not the ignoble colosseum of Nature.
> And frightened lonely Spathiphyllum of the World come to me and I will
> you Joy.  When if ever will Ye all identify thyselves.
> Collecting Spathiphyllum in the 21st Century isn't easy.  If any of you
> answer I'll shut up, if not maybe I should pack up?
> Good morning all
> Ron Greenman
> .

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