Peer Fear (was: Re: Peerage Stuff Re: Why I Hate Fencing)
Jeanne C. Stapleton
jstaplet at adm.law.du.edu
Tue Dec 17 13:32:21 PST 1996
> SierraSunset wrote:
> > I'm curious: is there anyone out there reading this now who has
> > or had a genuine bottomline case of peer fear? What is the
> > dialogue that runs through your head as to why you cannot approach
> > someone with a peerage to ask them a question or favor or for
> > assistance, even if they are
> I USED to. My feeling was generally awe and a serious dose of
> self-consciousness. The dialogue went something like, "I wasn't as
> GOOD (in _every_ sense of the word) as they were and they had such
> power." I think a lot of this came from the attitude my ex had
> about them. Basically what changed me was getting to know them. Sir
> Galen, Master Tivar, Mistress Aethelian are the first ones I got to
> know. Then there was Master Iolo and Sir Pendaren. These good
> nobles did a great deal for me in helping me realize my own worth as
> an individual. So I guess when I got into a relationship with one
> (Mistress Gunnora) I was cured of the fear. Then, I found that I had
> some of the best friends in the world that I have ever had. Most of
> these people are the most helpful and insightful people in the
> world. You need to know something that is period, any of them are
> willing to help.
I recall feeling as if many of the peers I knew had everything well
in hand,never lost their tempers, always expressed themselves
calmly and fluently; and then I got into a peerage circle and
discovered that they were all human after all.
I don't know that I ever felt that any peer was a better person than
I was; but I am still in awe of any person of any rank who does any
art with skill, enthusiasm and most of all passion. Many of these
people are peers; some just aren't peers yet.
> Enough of my ramblings.
> Damaris of Greenhill
> "mead brewer extrodinaire"
> Azure, three labryses in pall inverted with hafts to center
> within a bordure, or
> I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a
> vegetarian because I hate plants. -- A. Whitney Brown.
> quom probus quom fides.
Countess Berengaria de Montfort de Carcassonne, OP
Barony of Caerthe
Kingdom of the Outlands
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