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Re: [EK] Operation Renaissance Persona

Poster: "Joyce A. Baldwin" <jocetta@ibm.net>

Having been there (18 years! Eeek), I agree with Dafydd that those who look
back to a "Golden Age" when the (Known) world was a better place are
probably not looking at the reality.  On the other hand, the idea that we
live in a degenerate age and things were better "in the old days" seems to
have been an extremely medieval attitude!

Dafydd wrote: 

>Those who look back to a golden age of the SCA when people didn't get
>drunk and party, and when more people tried harder to re-create the real
>Middle Ages are frankly deluding themselves.  People are generally doing
>better now in every aspect of re-creation than they were a decade ago.  A
>decade ago I saw _more_ drunks at events than I do now.  And I saw less
>period pavilions, less fine armour, less wonderful garb.  At the time, it
>was great -- I was more impressed then, because I didn't know as much.
>But the standard of quality is far higher now than it ever was then, for
>any `then' you choose.

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