RF - finding the dream

Larry Gilstrap thefort99 at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 1 16:19:15 PDT 2000


--- L T <ldeerslayer at hotmail.com> wrote:
> A friend of mine sent this ...
> I thought ya'll would appreciate it...
> Finding the Dream>>
> One fine Saturday morning, MiLord woke up and
> realized
> he was missing something, something very important
> to
> him.  Saddened, he suited up in his armor and went
> out
> to be inspected.  Sir Knight walked up to him and
> said, "Good Morrow, MiLord! How fare you this day?"
> MiLord was dejected. "Sir Knight, I've lost The
> Dream."  Sir Knight nodded sagely, having seen this
> before.  "Indeed? Well, try a  few bouts with my new
> squire.  He needs a few pointers, and I think a few
> good fights will take your mind off it."
> And so it was that for a time MiLord worked with Sir
> Knight and his squire, and each gave the other
> something new and useful.  When it was done,
> however,
> MiLord's feelings of loss returned to him.  Lost in
> his thoughts, he wandered the camp until he came
> across Mistress Laurel. "Poor lad!  Such a long face
> you bear!  Whatever can be wrong?"  MiLord told his
> tale, and Mistress Laurel clucked sympathetically.
> "Perhaps a new song will lighten your heart!  And
> you
> can help me with this tunic I am making for a new
> person in our group."  They sang and made merry,
> even
> when he had to hold still while she used him as a
> model for the tunic, and for a time his search was
> forgotten.  When 'twas done, however,his mind
> returned
> once more to his problems.  Seeing this, Mistress
> Laurel laid a hand on his arm and said, "Perhaps
> Master Pelican can help you find what you seek."
> And so he did seek out that worthy.  Master Pelican
> listened gravely to MiLord's question.  "Where to
> find
> the Dream?  Oh, my.  Well, now, I believe I saw it
> at
> Pennsic, could you have lost it there?  Or perhaps
> it
> was at dance practice, I know I saw you with it
> then.
> Oh forsooth, MiLord, I grieve that you have lost the
> Dream!"  MiLord nodded soberly, for by now all his
> joy
> had fled.  Master Pelican spoke on. "MiLord, I tell
> you, I think it can be found...but for now, I see
> someone who needs your Service. Why not ask her?"
> Master Pelican smiled, and gestured toward a
> tear-streaked Little Girl who stood helplessly
> watching them both.>>
> This was not where MiLord expected to find the
> Dream,
> but a damsel in distress still deserved his help. 
> He
> knelt before her and said, "Little Girl, I have lost
> the Dream.  Have you seen it?"  Little Girl looked
> up
> at him and sniffed back a tear.  "I've lost my
> Mommy."
> MiLord saw that his plight was as nothing compared
> to
> hers, and with a flourish he swore a great oath that
> he would not rest until Little Girl
> was reunited with Mommy.  Delighted, Little Girl
> forgot her tears, and together they sojourned forth
> in
> quest of her, and soon enough they found her,
> likewise
> distressed at the loss of Little Girl.  Bowing,he
> placed Little Girl in Mommy's arms, and turned to
> go.
> Before he took two steps, Little Girl's voice
> stopped
> him.  "You oughta ask the King where your Dream
> is.>>
> He knows everything*."
> MiLord considered this, and turned his steps toward
> the King. Soon he knelt before the Throne, and
> having
> given proper obeisance,asked, "My Liege--I have lost
> the Dream! What am I to do?"  The King smiled down
> at
> MiLord, and said, "Have you now?  Look behind you."
> MiLord turned, and behind him stood New Person.  New
> Person was wearing that same tunic he had patiently
> been the model for.  In his hand was a copy of the
> song that he had sung.  His expression was
> bright,but>> a little   
> uncertain.>>
> "MiLord...MiLord, I don't know what to say.  I
> watched
> you fight with Chivalry and Honor, and tried to
> learn
> from what you showed that squire.  I want to be like
> that, too!  I loved the song, and I thank you so
> much
> for the tunic!  Master Pelican told me how much you
> have done for everyone, and that Little Girl...you
> treated that Little Girl like a great Lady.  I wept
> to
> see it.  Please, MiLord, how can I be like you?">>
> MiLord was shocked.  Was this, then, the Dream?  Was
> it right here, all along?  How could he have missed
> it? He heard the King's voice,soft and wise.  "Do
> you
> see now, MiLord?  The Dream is not something you
> have.
> It is something you *do*.
> ">>>> In Service to the Dream,
> >>>>Colin of Tighan>>
> >>(Permission was given to pass along, as long as
> credit>> is given)>>
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In Honor and Oath,
Ld Leovigild of Clan Cadhla Fitheach
Order of the Talon
MKA (Larry Gilstrap)

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