[Sca-cooks] kneeling

Georgia Foster jo_foster81 at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 7 06:41:44 PST 2008

cailte typed "bless the outlands. we knee-impaired folks smile sweetly at the crown and beg a boon and remain on our feet"
to which Phlip replied " but I was trying my best to honor the people honoring me"
First ... sincerest contrats Phlip ... well deserved!  
Second, I would like to address the issue of kneeling at court.  I would further like to state in advance that these are MY opinions only; what works for me.  Your Mileage May Vary.
Most folks who know me know that I have REALLY screwed up knees.  Kneeling is a LOW quality recreational experience.  I still do it because I still can.  
Yes, I have gotten ragged on by friends who know about the knees and are distressed that I choose to kneel anyway.  I love them all dearly.  I understand that they have my best interests at heart.  I will continue to kneel as long as I can still perform the activity.  
I know that eventually there will come a time when I will not be able to (getting old sucks but it totally beats the alternative).  I have been to only one court where kneeling took so long and was so painful that I was not able to stand afterward.  From that court I learned that if, when kneeling, I touch one knee and keep one foot on the floor, it makes standing up afterward somewhat easier.
For the worth of it, Artemisia has mostly adapted the policy (depending on who sits the current crown of course) that those who are unable to kneel, stand.  There is generally no need to beg boon of the crown to do so (though it is polite to do so anyway).
Jo (Georgia L.) Foster
Never knock on Death's door. Ring the doorbell and run ... he hates that.

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