In 2001, Marshall came to speak in Victoria, BC, where I was living and working as an attachment parenting and unschooling counselor and author. Although numerous friends urged me to attend, I hesitated, not sure if it would be worth my time, since I was after all an expert myself! Fortunately I went anyway and I was awed. Thank you, Marshall, for the lesson in humility, and for all the lessons you have given to the world. Happy birthday!