Re: [SCA Newcomers] Re: How does one....
- on 10/25/03 9:52 AM, Dan Baker at Capten_Rhys@... wrote:
> Sometimes The Laruel will ask you, sometimes you have to chase one down.Milord, I think it is a huge difference! As I see it, it is the difference
> Kind of long, but here goes a story of prersistance. Keep in mind this is
> my opinion and what happened to me, other's stories vary a lot. And many
> will disagree with my statments.
> I remember the first time I met my Laurel, he wasn't one at the time. But,
> never the less, I was impressed with him. Seemed to click right from the
> start. A couple years later, he was a Laurel and KMOAS (Kingdom Minister of
> Arts and Sciences). I ran into him at an event and was again very impressed
> and started thinking this was a person I wanted to emulate, both in skills
> and as a person. Next time I met him I brought up the question of becoming
> an apprentice or student of his and he told me that he was not taking any
> more students until he left office. After he left office I talked to him
> once again. His main question to me was. "Why do you want to become a
> Laurel?" I was a bit surprised by it. But after a bit of thought. I
> realized that I didn't nessasarly want to become a laurel, I wanted to
> become what a Laurel is or should be. Small differance, but in my mind an
> important one.
between just wanting recognition and wanting to be worthy of recognition.
The first is pride, the second is a humble desire for self-improvement.
> (ok, this is the opinion part)See, that is exactly why I joined the SCA...because I love to learn and
> To me, becoming a Laurel, and wearing the badge is not very important.
> Don't get me wrong if I ever become one, great, and I will be proud of it.
> What I want is to become a teacher, and develop in others the desire to
> learn, and the love of the depth of the arts and sciences in the SCA that I
share knowledge and that is what I see in the SCA...a love of knowledge and
the desire to instill that love in others.
>Sounds like a wonderful relationship and experience.
> Both of our Laurels are more concerned with teaching us to be Peers, not in
> teaching us crafts. You can always take a class on crafts, learning to be a
> Peer is much harder, much more enjoyable, and very worth the effort. Taking
> on an apprentiship is a life long endeavor that does not really end with
> becoming a Laurel. It is a friendship that should last a lifetime. Nor
> does it help you only as a part of the SCA. What you learn from your Laurel
> should teach you to be a better person in real life as well. Better skills
> with people, better relationships with your spouse and family. Don't drop
> it just because you are not wearing garb that day. It is a long path and
> you need to walk it everyday. Your Laurel is there to offer you a bit of
> help with the rough spots, and to occasionaly point in the right direction.
> The is an old statement that I truly agree with... Peers are not made, theyThank you, Milord for this wonderful response. It has made my desire for
> are recognised. In other words the King does not make you a Peer, only you
> can do that. By the time the King does it formally, the others around you
> will already know you are truely a Peer.
> In service to the dream,
> Lord Rhys, Capten gen y Arian Lloer
> Privateer to the Midrealm
> Arafu at dawnsio mewn adlaw
> (Take time to dance in the rain)
> Cymru am byth ("Wales Forever")
such a relationship even stronger than before. I hope I can experience such
a relationship as you and your lady have.
Cristiane de Paxtoun
MKA Tina Paxton
Shire of Seareach
Apprentice, Companions of the Silver Spindle
Atlantian Embroiderer's Guild
Keepers of the Clewe