Holy Mary Wilson, Mother of Motown!
I am in shock, absolute shock!
Dr. B sent out a special mailing this month announcing Hpathy’s
latest poll question: “Do you participate in the Hpathy Quiz
and what’s your opinion of it?” I thought this was really nice
of Dr. B because I had long been puzzled over the lack of participation
by our readers. Was the quiz too hard? Was it too easy?
Well! I was not prepared for what ensued! Dozens of Quiz answers
began pouring in! Did you see the Harry Potter movie where a storm
of letters descended on the Potter residence, blanketing the whole
house? Zooming in through the letter slot in the door, even pouring
down the chimney?
That’s what was happening to me– one letter after another, in
a never-ending cascade! By the time it was all through, 96
quiz answers had arrived! Before this, I was lucky to get 20!
I decided to look at the comments from the Poll. Here’s a sampling:
“Quiz? What quiz?”
“I had no idea there was a quiz!”
“I never saw it before!”
“I thought it would be too hard.”
I was shocked. There can be only one explanation: There must be
a built-in presumption about anything that’s at the bottom of the ezine:
–it must not be important!
Other comments surprised me: “Why vote in the quiz when you
never give the answer!?”
Never give the answer? The answer is always in the next issue.
Look for, “Revisiting: [title of last month’s quiz]”.
Others complained that they wanted the answer emailed to them directly.
I’ll tell you the reason I don’t do that: because it’s not a matter
of just revealing the answer, that’s not going to help you! The
reason for the quiz section is to TEACH homeopathy! We are not JUST
having fun in the Quiz section, even though it does seem that way
most of the time! I try my best to explain WHY Pulsatilla or Lycopodium
or Tarentula or Ignatia was the correct remedy, what the tell-tale
signs were, what the “give-away” was in the case that
led to the remedy choice. I’ve seen letters to the editor where
readers asked, “Why don’t you teach homeopathy?” and I
think, “Aren’t these people reading the quiz?”
Well, clearly, many people are, and here are some of their comments
from the poll:
“Perhaps this is the most interesting feature in the ezine.“–A.
“My favorite part of the newsletter.“–Elizabeth
“I think it is excellent!“–Vivien Newrick
“A real gem.“–H. Saidi
“Elaine’s quiz is invariably the first item I turn to
“I enjoy the quiz each month.“–Elisabeth
“The quiz is extremely educational.“–Carol
“Quiz section is the most interesting part of the magazine
as far as I am concerned.“–Sujaya Prabha
“I love the way it is presented.“–A. Kanksha
Thanks to Dr. B’s unexpected mid-month quiz reminder, it looks like
we’re starting over with ninety-six new members of our quiz family!
Dear new family members, this song is for you: “Stoned Love”
by The Supremes–expressing Hpathy’s love and appreciation for you…
…and our honored guest of the month, Dr. A.U. Ramakrishnan, and all
our thousands of readers!
— Editor —
Homeopathy for Everyone