Today my wife and I attended an SCA event up in Temple. The event was a showcase of artisans in the Texas and Oklahoma group. Some 70 of them came to display their body of work for feedback from those artisans that have been recognized at the society’s highest level. I admit that I didn’t see anywhere near all the displays, but among the displays I did see were pottery, cooking, fiber arts, costuming, stained glass, cordials, performing arts, embroidery, calligraphy and illumination, poetry, and so much more. It was a great event and I’m very glad that I went.
I was not one of the artisans that displayed, however. It’s been years since I’ve done anything artistic and thus don’t really have a body of work for an event like this. My main goal in going was to support one of my local groups and to be sociable.
I got a lot of hugs today. There were so many people that I haven’t seen in such a long time, and everyone that I saw was glad to see me. On multiple occasions I heard that people were reading this blog, and I was – and am – very appreciative of that.
I write this blog mostly for my own reasons, but I like that others also get something out of my posts here. Once or twice I heard that my words inspire people, and I was a little surprised at that. It’s one thing to know that people are reading what you’re up to and keeping up with your life, but to inspire them just by doing whatever it is that I do is humbling.
To all of you that spoke to me today and wished me well as I embark on my educational journey, thank you very much. To those of you that do read my blog, even semi-regularly, thank you as well. It’s feedback like I received today that lets me know I’m doing the right thing by continuing this blog.