[Ansteorra] A reply to Question - 11/18
texastornado_50 at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 21 07:59:07 PST 2005
I usually do not reply to these questions, but speaking from personal experience (one who listened to these types of folk), I felt a need and desire to say what I have noticed. I listened and believed the things I heard. "They do not want our input," They really do not want new members to have any fun," etc. I could list numerous times I was told this by someone I repected and thought understood my desire to be involved. What eventually happen my eyes were opened by not the "they" in our group, but by the person I had been listening to.
To make a long story short, I began asking "they" what I could do to become more of the SCA I wanted to beleive in. The study, the fun - and yes it is fun to research the event or the gown I want to make. But I have also learned that the peers have more fun than remaining in a tight little group that wants to control you. I have meet more people who want to encourage me to grow and always ask "See you at...?" I love going to other groups events, kingdom, baronial, it doesn't matter - it is always fun to see old friends and make new ones.
I guess what I am trying to say, though it is hard sometimes, be assured that eventually people figure these personalities out.
Lady Muirenn inghean Chonaill
Protegee to Master Artorius ap Caradoc
"Don't run through life so fast that you forget not only where you've
been but also where you're going. Life is not a race, but a journey to
be savored each step of the way."
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