[Finnvarr wrote:]-=-I call the shadow SCA all those people – hey, you're one of them – who once belonged to the SCA and no longer do-=- [I responded:]It's interesting.
And in my current role as an anchoress (which I used to describe staying home but still being alive—still available for consultations), I've thought about it quite a bit.
I feel like a supply officer, back at the base, not going out into the field, not even going out on practice maneuvers. I still make a few costumes, mend them. Wash them. :-) I'll make another pair of wool trousers for Gunwaldt with wool I bought in Scotland last summer at a charity shop in a town that used to be full of wool mills.
Yesterday I was helping Holly find things to wear for Outlandish. She hasn't been to an event in six or seven years, but helped with some art for a tent and decided she wanted to go and will camp with her dad. She mentioned maybe learning a song to sing, but didn't ask again, but if she does, I'll have ideas for her and could make her a CD, or find something for her to download. Because I know what she's heard passively when she was younger, I could probably find something she already knows the tune to for sure.
I still cook for events sometimes. Not for a feast, but for a camp, from home, and pack it up and send it.
Did I tell you I'm doing a philosophy breakfast for the guardsmen and ladies in waiting here?
But my membership is lapsed and I would have no interest in going to an event.
I think every person who has quit has a bitter story of "the last straw," and it might not be good to stir it up.
09 May 2014
Duke Finnvarr's 50th Anniversary project
The Society will be fifty years old in 2016. Duke Finnvarr has been asked to do a history. He wants to write about changes and perceptions, and asked me to help. There is a facebook page set up now called 50-Yr SCA Thoughts. I'm adding questions gradually, and hoping to keep it all upbeat and joyful. Eventually he or I might ask the less happy questions, but first there will be fodder for thought and for composition. In side conversations about it, I wrote some of my recent activity. I'm just going to pull a part of an e-mail, for my own memories later: