[SCA-AE] With a heavy heart
elady1 at suddenlink.net
Tue Aug 19 12:49:47 EDT 2008
It is with a heavy heart that I must inform the kingdom of
Aethelmearc that a great Scald has passed. Mikal the Ram, Scald of
Calontir, whom would call himself a "scald of no redeeming qualities"
passed from this earth yesterday at 2:!8pm. The father of the
Children's Story hour at Lilies War in Calontir, he left many baffled
and envious of his ability to tell stories as he did. He had battled
many illnesses and leaves an amazing legacy of apprentices, teachings
and stories to be remembered by.
He would ask that you not mourn his passing but celebrate his life in
the telling of those stories and singing of those songs you hold dear
in your heart.
As posted by one who knew him much better than I ever could, for I
only knew him through his stories and his voice. I have, however, sat
in rapt attention as his words flowed by the fire and watched others
do the same in the past....... This was posted yesterday on the Calontir list:
Draw the children close and speak to them softly. Hold them tight,
dry their tears as well as your own.
This day there is one less empty bench in Bragi's Hall. Master Mikal
Hrafspa, (Mikal the Ram) who referred to himself as an annoying
Bard with no redeeming qualities, has taken to the Swan Road one last time.
At 2:15 18 August 2008 he was welcomed into the famed hall of the
Skalds and offered his rightful seat near the fire to rest his body
for ever more. There his horn will never be empty of mead. His
feet never weary from fire walking. Where he can tell tales and
sing songs to his hearts content.
His only regret may be that he will never again be able to tell a
King that he must turn down a royal invitation and go off to tell
tales to the most important people of Calontir, the children. And
that the cries and clamor to hear Uncle Master Mikal will be heard no more.
Though the wails of mourning can be heard in his house, His pyre is
being prepared. The Oracles are being consulted for the proper time
and place. When this is divined, word will be sent forth for those wishing to
Roust the Heralds and send them forth to spread this sad news through
out the Kingdom and Known World.
With bowed head and heavy heart I post this notice;
Master Eadweard Boicewright
In service and tears,
People too weak to follow their dreams will always find a way to
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