While looking for some natty new wallpapers for my (then), new PC I stumbled upon some Terragen images, and emailed an artist in India complimenting him on 'the most realistic clouds' I'd seen in a computer generated image - he replied saying "that's the beauty of Terragen".
Needless to say I did a search and found there was a free download of said program. Now for someone who has been brought up with a love and respect for nature this was a revelation - suddenly I could express myself in ways I wouldn't have dreamed of - especially as I have no natural talent with traditional materials.
Since finding Terragen and later through a strangely similar finding of Apophysis, I feel more fulfilled.
Joining Ashundar (now Terragen.org), roughly a year after first finding Terragen has helped my image-building beyond words, and I'll always feel a debt to Oshyan and the members of that community - much as I do to the members of Rendo's community for the help and support I've received with my Apo images here.
It's funny how your aspirations, and how you perceive happiness can change with age.