My Gratitude and Wishes to All...

Just wanted to say, that my days sharing with all of you here in the forums brings joy and sense to days sometimes overwhelmed by everyday routine. I am a grateful person, and I must thank God for my wonderful wife and beautiful son, for a mother who though far away is always close in my heart and mind. I long for the days in where Wil and I would spend days or even weeks travelling and collecting in the Llanos, in Amazonas, in Perija and Catatumbo.

My narrations concerning P. altum are just but a drop of water in the lake of my thoughts, but they allow me to share with all of you much more than just fish talk, they let me feel close to a country I love as much as the one I live in and that has given me at least as much as the United States. I know many of you are Canadian, European, African, Australian and from many other places, such as Chua from Kuala Lumpur, thank you all for the opportunity to talk about Pterophyllum altum, the Orinoco and of Venezuela.

I ask God and the Holy Infant to bring peace, love and joy to all who read this and I pray specially for Venezuela and for Freedom and Democracy to return in short time.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all at Finarama!

Ed Ruiz and family
Salt Lake City, Utah
God listens. He may not always give you everything you want, when you want it; but he always gives you what you really need, when you need it most!