Just a quick question, what happens to the banners (or whichever) after the celebration? Would they be kept as Kingdom regalia, or would they be given to the family of the beloved departed?
~Melisende de la Roche de Lionne
Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
~Jacob A. Riis
> Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 09:06:35 -0500
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> Subject: Re: [CALONTIR] SCA 50th Stuff
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> On 11/18/2013 10:40 PM, Lisa M. Brown wrote:
> > I hate this idea. I have absolutely no desire to be represented
> > after Iím gone by some sad Coat of Arms on a dusty banner. And I
> > donít believe that any of the ones we have lost would want to be
> > remembered that way. I had always hoped someone would take up Cragís
> > Histories and carry on with them.
> Some day, I'll be gone.
> If I live my life as I try to, then there will be people who knew
> me, and miss me. It will be up to them to deal with my loss,
> and it will be up to them to undertake their lives, and handle
> their sorrow.
> In advance, I begrudge them nothing about how they react to
> memories, and how they will choose to recall me.
> Gracious Duchess, I too hope that Crag's good work can continue,
> but it isn't an artificial choice - both may happen, and with
> good luck both will happen.
> I miss Pavel in my own way - I tell the stories (cleaned up
> versions for the mundanes) and I try to cherish goobs a little
> more, and to understand that one can be outrageous and loving
> in the same (violent?) gesture. I have learned to see greatness
> in "more interesting" packages, and to admire people who are
> as different from me as Yankees are from Arkansas natives.
> Pavel gave many gifts when he was alive (and some bruises) and
> his memory is also a gift. I see no harm in cherishing that
> gift, each in our own way.