[Ansteorra] What makes a favorite event?

Sher M runa.herd at earthlink.net
Sat Jan 19 11:11:27 PST 2008

Willow de Wisp wrote:
 >I sort of hate talking favorite events because nothing I go to is like 
those events anymore and it makes me unhappy to think of what we have lost.
>I was envious to hear Master Robin say he could believe. I haven't been 
>able to believe in a long while.

I'm new (yes at my ripe old age) to SCA.  I grew up wanting to be a horse, 
parents informed me it was impossible.  So then I wanted to be an Indian, 
again parents said not gonna happen.  Then I found knights, dragons, castles 
and so on and so forth at the age of 10 or so.  My sister's Barbie doll had 
wonderful garb because I learned to sew when I was 8.  Barbie was even a 
dragon at one point.  All of that without patterns, I had no clue what a 
pattern was or that they even existed.

I've been here less than a year and have been to 2 events.  Might have made 
more if one of my dogs wasn't seriously damaged (all better now but took 
more than a Band-Aid and a kiss).  I'm still trying to figure things out but 
that will come with time.  I've helped clean the kitchen for Defender and 
was the best snake spotter they had.  I've already signed up to work the 
gate in February.  May freeze but I think it will be fun, if you come and 
see a very confused person please be nice, I've been known to bite.

I look around at everyone and even though I don't know them I feel a part of 
the "group".  You don't have to know someone to speak with them.  You get to 
see wondrous garb, tents, armor, people and hopefully no snakes (did I 
mention I hate snakes?).  Perhaps I'm entering my second or third childhood 
but I even enjoyed Bordermarch when the rain flowed through the floor of my 
tent.  I just moved my bedding out of the water and went back to sleep.

Guess what I'm trying to say is until the day I die I will believe.  I'm 
sewing again.  I'm going to learn to throw an axe.  I might even get back 
into archery which I loved as a child.  Believing keeps me young and makes 
me happy (sort of like Tinker Belle-there's no sparkle if you don't 

Runa of the Thundering Herd (today it's Runa of The Thundering Horde because 
they're being so bad)

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