[Ansteorra] good or bad courts
drwise at houston.rr.com
Mon Apr 30 11:15:08 PDT 2007
As a related note, sometimes the best 'courts' are not courts at all. A
small token or word fame to someone who has impressed you can go a long
way towards making events much more special. Some of us who have been
doing this a long time sometimes need reminding that one job of being a
noble or peer in particular is to note the accomplishments of those who
haven't been as formally recognized, but contribute just as much to our
events. That is not to say that one must be a peer or noble to
recognize people, just that it is a sometimes forgotten part of the
duties that go with the formal recognition.
>I like that idea! I think it is just as special for the person on the
>receiving end to get it in a unique setting as receiving it in a
>formal setting. I've seen fighters receive honor on the field...why
>not honor a cook in the kitchen, a gate keeper while they are working
>gate, or a minister of children while they are with the kids? I am
>sure that no one would mind waiting five minutes or so to check in
>while that person receives honors and congratulations before going
>back to work.
>I remember at Lysts last year, there was someone who the Crown wanted
>to honor and they got word that the individual would be leaving site
>before court. They convened an impromptu court in the courtyard during
>dinner and awarded the honor (my memory isn't good enough to remember
>who or what it was).
>But then again, I've never been a big fan of courts for most of the
>reasons others have listed. However, I will usually try to find
>something else useful to be doing instead of sitting in court.
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