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Re: Chivalry Does Live (was manners)
Poster: "Terry L. Neill" <email@example.com>
>I wonder why the assumption is that we ought to act with more >courtesy
in SCA events than we do in Mundane Life. If we are truly >capable of
noble behavior at Events, why 'take it off' when we head >back to our
Actually, I've found that the harder I work at courtesy in the SCA, the
more it rubs off on daily life.
When I became deputy MOAS in Caer Mear, and was encouraging Arts and
Sciences and the people who do them, I decided that if I *thought*
something nice about an item, I ought to *say* it out loud as
This has been a great fun thing for me to do, both in the SCA and the
modern world. The expreessions of pleased surprise on people's faces
when I complement a hair style, or dress, or the manners of a child, are
priceless to me.
It's right up there with hearing the King and Queen read part of an
award recommendation e-mail I wrote as they give an award.
Actually receiving an award myself pales in comparison.
Terry L. Neill Anarra Karlsdottir
The Longship Company, Ltd. Bright Hills, Atlantia
www.wam.umd.edu/~eowyn/Longship/ ěstvik Vikings
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