From the eulogy of Sir William (the) Marshal:
- What is it, then, to bear arms?
Does one employ them as one might
a harrow, a winnowing-fan, an axe?
No, it is a far more arduous labor.
What then is chivalry?
So strong a thing, and of such hardihood,
and so costly in the learning,
that a wicked man or low dare not undertake it…
Whoso would enjoy high honour
first must suitably display
that he has been well schooled to such arts.
Thanks to Donal Mac Ruiseart
This weekend I was Knighted as a eastern knight (Well I am a Master of Arms) and I have to say it was amazing day. It was one of those days when that just rush by and the next day you find your self asking did that really happen.
I have this feeling of wanting to do more now in the SCA, I want to push something. I dont know what yet or how but I want to do it. I am going to keep work on a mount of things I have been doing in the SCA but I am going to try and take a few things to the next level and to Europe when I am there.
It was great to be surrounded by my friends and family, it was amazing to see how far people were willing to travel just for me. It was very humbling to have that happen, and it again is string me to make more of the SCA than just a place to do “something”. I want to make it so my friends enjoy them selves more and get to do what they like more. That I can help each and everyone of them have as much fun as they can.
The people that spook for me were great, and amazing friends of mine. I have re-read there words a few times now and it is amazing to me. I just want to be able to live up to the words they said and the person they think I am or I hope I might be.