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Re: boring court? (was re: escorting ladies)
Poster: "Sharon Henderson" <email@example.com>
> Poster: Bryn Watkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> This brings to the forefront a question I've had for years- Do
> people REALLY hate court as much as this? And if so, WHY? I love
> court. I've even been called up into it a few times (for contest
> awards, and the sheep->shawl thing at crown, but not actual awards), and
> I didn't find it embarrassing at all. Rather spiff (or wlonk, even),
> in fact. Even when I'm not called up into court, I find I quite like
> it. It's fun. It's meant to be fun. It's a bit of
> pageantry, ostentatious display, whatever. But I haven't yet found
> myself to be bored by court. Even when it lasts for more than 10
> I've even been known to think that some courts are too long. And
> I'm working on 7 years a scadian.
and Meli doth reply:
I got called into court at TRM's Coronation, for the first time in 23 years of
off-again, on-again playing in the SCA, between Carolingia of blessed memory,
and Ponte Alto, my happy home nowadays. Vis-a-vis the current discussions:
a) Kevin of Thornbury escorted me into court. TRUST me, I needed it.... :-)
I was very well aware of where the thrones were, and was a nervous wreck. A
joyous nervous wreck, but still.... :-) Didn't bother me at all to be
escorted, but I can understand where some folks might not prefer it. Put me
in on the side of the debate marked "Preference of the Callee". :-)
b) I have almost never found Court to be a boring thing. I like seeing people
get awards, be given thanks, be told they are doing good work, etc., etc.
Yes, court can go a bit long -- but so what? A recent meeting at work where I
was told I had "done good" on a project to which I gave my all "went a bit
long" too, but the end result was well worth it.
Libra with Libra rising.... never totally disagree, and try to make
everything come out all right.... :-) What can I say?
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