RE: [sig] Need for Nomadic groups?
- I wouldn't think people would choose a nomadic lifestyle unless it made
economic sense, i.e. if they were herdsmen who always had to find new
pastures for their flocks. It is possible that Gypsies evolved their
talents as musicians, showmen & psychics out of necessity, a way to make
a living as a landless people.
One time while studying Klezmer music I read that Klezmer & Gypsy
musicians used to travel & play gigs together, as both belonged to a
socially despised group... sort of a form of protection.
This reminds me of what my great grandmother used to teach us. She was
Hungarian Gypsy who came over when the Czar was still in power just before
WWI. In her front yard there was a rotting Vardos.
She told us we were blessed by God to steal to keep us alive, only.
Before Christ was nailed to the cross a Gypsy stole one of the nails, that's
why there is only one for his feet. Hence we saved him that much pain we
were blessed by God.
My mum FREAKED when we told her what Great Grammie told us, as we could
understand Hungarian and she couldn't! *smile*
Order of St. Roche
Incipient Canton of Sudentur
Barony of Stierbach
Kingdom of Atlantia
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>I have found in my research!
> She told us we were blessed by God to steal to
> keep us alive, only.
> Before Christ was nailed to the cross a Gypsy stole
> one of the nails, that's
> why there is only one for his feet. Hence we saved
> him that much pain we
> were blessed by God.
> > > > That is so cool!! That is exactly what
Really cool to have it confirmed by a "real" gypsy,
not just one from a book.
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