[Ansteorra] So for we who live vicariously...

Genie Barrett ladymaggie at justinanimator.com
Tue Mar 20 21:04:01 PDT 2007

>On 3/19/07, zubeydah at northkeep.org <zubeydah at northkeep.org> wrote:
> >
> > For those who have returned from war:
> >
> > What was the brightest moment of glory or joy that you
> > witnessed/participated in?  What 'made' your war?
> >
> > Curiously,
> >
> > Zubeydah

The best moment of this war was my husband saying, on the drive home, 
"Next year...."  and knowing that he is now as hooked as I am.


Standing just behind the shield wall, I noticed how few people wanted 
to push or attack, even when commanded.  Then suddenly there was 
Master Ariklee (sp?) diving into the shield wall directly in front of 
me taking out at least eight fighters by knocking them over if 
nothing else.  He inspired me to follow the next rush.

Seeing fighters come and take bottles of water and gatoraide to the 
fighters in the fortress while the arrows and rocks were flying 
making it impossible for  waterbearers to move about.  Thus, being 
useful instead of complaining about how much they hate those trebuchets.

Singing at the tavern until my voice almost gave out.

Seeing the joy on my daughter's face as she was able to pick out her 
own bow.  It's pink.

Fighting in my first battle and realizing that, even when my feet 
were stepped on and I was knocked over twice by the force of bodies, 
I really was having one of the best times of my life.  The next day 
was even better.


Kneeling in the middle of the battlefield while I was taken as Sior 
Tomas' man-at-arms made this world go away for a moment, and I was 
living my dream.

May you also find ways to live the dream
Maggie MacPherson

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