[Northkeep] Reveling

Marc Carlson marccarlson20 at hotmail.com
Wed May 8 22:04:43 PDT 2002

>From: "Zenobia Mira Vallis" <VivatTheDream at cox.net>
>Sorry, Diarmaid...guess I got caught up in the spirit of getting >people
>together (see what you started?).  I obviously haven't a clue >when it
>comes to knowing what's required for shoemaking, but I do >know that
>something about the drum circles seems to be drawing people >in - even
>those who neither dance nor drum.  We had another full >house this month.

I agree that it's a dandy way to get people together, and that's a good

I suspect that my response has a lot to do with classroom etiquette.
If I am teaching a class, having people there who aren't interested in the
topic, and are -just- wanting to do their own thing, I find this can be
pretty disruptive to education (and as it is, it's hard enough to stay on
topic).  At Fighter Practices, or Needleworkers, it's been the tradition
here that it's ok to do that, and so I don't have a problem with that.

Now since I have no interest in Middle Eastern dance, for me to take my
class there and do that while you all are trying to do whatever it is that
you do there, I would feel (were I in your place) that this would be
selfish, disruptive and disrespectful.

This would be even more so if I were to (as is possible) try to interest
your people into what I was doing, and by so doing drag the people there
away from what they were there to do.  Personally, I find that sort of
disrespect unforgiveable, and so would be truly reluctant to put another
class into a situation I myself wouldn't tolerate.


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