Heraldry for the masses...
cmwalden at bga.com
Thu Aug 17 08:35:31 PDT 1995
C11Hartel at aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 95-08-16 13:56:48 EDT, you write:
> I guess it just goes to show that heradry can be accessed and learned by
I think that it's excelent that people are jumping in and working more with
Heraldry. However, as I've spent more time in the SCA, I've begun to
challenge the notion I was raised with that everyone *should* get involved
in Heraldry. For myself, I enjoy the pomp and circumstance of Field and
Court Heraldry. I think I do a reasonable job of helping to create the
right atmosphere on those occasions. However, I do not have the right make
up to enjoy the Heraldic Debate that occurs when one becomes involved in
book heraldry to a great degree. I would rather give my thoughts on what
I'd like to do and let some skilled herald "handle it." I think that this
is a perfectly appropriate attitude for someone of "my station."
Now the queston that arises from this sort of thinking is what is truly
appropriate for one to be a well rounded individual in the SCA? The big
three were always Fighting, Costuming and Heraldry. Are we perhaps evolving
into a society that better reflects a real society, where people have
diverse skills, and it takes the sum of the parts to really make it work?
That last paragraph is more thinking with my fingers, and is probably much
better conversation over a pint. In fact, I'd rather not turn this into
another dead horse. Everyone who is interested in exploring this sort of
philosophy email me privately and we'll arrange to get together, somehow,
I remain Yours, etc.
or cmwalden at bga.com
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