RF - finding the dream
thefort99 at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 1 16:19:15 PDT 2000
THAT WAS AWESOME!!!!! AND SO TRUE!!!! I WANT TO HAVE
AN ALE (OR STOUT) WITH THE AUTHOR!!! DOES ANYBODY KNOW
THIS PERSON? WILL THEY BE AT PENNSIC?
--- 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
> he was missing something, something very important
> him. Saddened, he suited up in his armor and went
> 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,
> 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
> can help me with this tunic I am making for a new
> person in our group." They sang and made merry,
> 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
> 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
> the Dream? Oh, my. Well, now, I believe I saw it
> Pennsic, could you have lost it there? Or perhaps
> was at dance practice, I know I saw you with it
> Oh forsooth, MiLord, I grieve that you have lost the
> Dream!" MiLord nodded soberly, for by now all his
> 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
> but a damsel in distress still deserved his help.
> knelt before her and said, "Little Girl, I have lost
> the Dream. Have you seen it?" Little Girl looked
> at him and sniffed back a tear. "I've lost my
> MiLord saw that his plight was as nothing compared
> 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
> quest of her, and soon enough they found her,
> distressed at the loss of Little Girl. Bowing,he
> placed Little Girl in Mommy's arms, and turned to
> Before he took two steps, Little Girl's voice
> him. "You oughta ask the King where your Dream
> He knows everything*."
> MiLord considered this, and turned his steps toward
> the King. Soon he knelt before the Throne, and
> given proper obeisance,asked, "My Liege--I have lost
> the Dream! What am I to do?" The King smiled down
> 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
> "MiLord...MiLord, I don't know what to say. I
> you fight with Chivalry and Honor, and tried to
> from what you showed that squire. I want to be like
> that, too! I loved the song, and I thank you so
> 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
> 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
> see now, MiLord? The Dream is not something you
> 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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