[Ansteorra] Apologies to Willow and Ansteorra

William Meriic wmeriic at tx.rr.com
Tue Jan 19 06:33:18 PST 2010

Good day,

I wish to speak for Alessandro.  First, what he did was wrong, and I will
not attempt to justify his actions.  But, I would ask that everyone give him
a second chance.

I have known Alessandro for some time now.  His is a good man and has
contributed a wealth of knowledge, education, and support to me, the Dallas
Early Music and Dance Guild, to the Barony of the Steppes, and to the
Kingdom of Ansteorra.  He only started playing in Ansteorra recently, and
due to his work situation has not been able to attend events.  Despite that,
he has worked very hard to find ways in which he can contribute to our game;
such as hosting several period music competitions, providing professional
feedback, and giving lectures about period musicology.

He is going through a tough time right now.  Again, I am not justifying his
actions.  I just know I have made some dumb@$$ mistakes in my time, and I
find that I make many more when life gets difficult. 
Duchess Willow forgave Alessandro before she even knew who he was.  Please
let her serve again as inspiration and give this good man a second chance.  

Also, I think some good might have come from this.  Humans generally are
much quicker to complain when there is a problem, then to complement when
things are well.  Her Grace has been going through a tough time.  This
incident has caused a lot of support for Her to be vocalized that might
otherwise have remained silent.  I hope that this has shown Her Grace just
how much love and support there is for her in this Kingdom has well as

Lord William Meriic

-----Original Message-----
From: ansteorra-bounces+wmeriic=tx.rr.com at lists.ansteorra.org
[mailto:ansteorra-bounces+wmeriic=tx.rr.com at lists.ansteorra.org] On Behalf
Of Jeffrey Clark
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2010 12:46 PM
To: Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc.
Subject: [Ansteorra] Apologies to Willow and Ansteorra

To Her Magnificent Grace Duchess Willow, and the noble gentles of the
Stellar Kingdom of Ansteorra do I, Alessandro, publicly send my deepest
apologies and regrets.

On Friday, January 15 I posted an insulting letter addressed to Duchess
Willow to the Ansteorra mailing list.  The letter was intended to be a joke
for its shock value; however, the stress of losing my job and troubles with
school clouded my judgment and prevented me from seeing just how insulting
it would be, and how wrong my actions were.  I sincerely and deeply
apologize to Duchess Willow, to the Kingdom of Ansteorra, to all of the good
gentles across the Known World who care for the Mother of Ansteorra, and to
anyone else offended by my grievous error.  I have shamed myself, and in my
shame I apologise.

And to Duchess Willow, your response, your immediate forgiveness to someone
who assaulted you brought me to tears.  Please, you were not the cause of my
anger, and you did not deserve my attack.  I most humbly beg your

I pray that everyone can give me a second chance to earn your respect and
contribute to our Kingdom, with a newly-found humility.

Alessandro Sorenzo-Zorzi
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