In Reply: We thank Dr Boxer for his comment. We would not attempt to gild this lily, for as the Bard observed, brevity is the soul of wit. Suffice it to say that artists have, since time immemorial, revered the natural world. For the sake of ourselves and our children, we would do well to follow their example.
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