Sunday, October 27, 2013

FREE

"Every renaissance comes to the
world with a cry, the cry of the
human spirit to be free."

~ Anne Sullivan Macy

 
 My plans changed,
I didn't have a quiet
weekend like I had
planned, instead I
spent it in North Carolina
attending my first, but
not my last Renaissance Faire.

There was lots of laughter,

and lots of people.
 Music filled the air,

from one corner to the next,
 
 There was dancing,
 and  men on stilts.

Rescued racing greyhounds were
there, the dog of royalty.
This is Queenie and I wish
I could have brought her home,
isn't she a beauty?
 This man can not
only shallows swords,
he can juggle fire

and put drill bits
up his nose. Gross!

 The jousting was a very
exciting to watch,
 
and the crowd went
wild when our knight,
Aserwroth, won
the match of the
day.
 

 I saw the most beautiful
fairy, Twig,
 and watched the blacksmith
make a sword.
 The hypnotist, another first
for me, was quite entertaining.
 This is the dress I will be
wearing next year!
 My daughter in love
loves to climb and made
it all the way to the top.
 I watched in awe as this
young woman flipped and
twirled,
 and fell in love with the
sound of the bagpipe.

Learning a little more

 about the creatures
I share this planet
with is always nice,
 especially when they are
as beautiful as Cricket,
 
or a little homely like
Lenny
and Squiggy

 There were lots of funny
hats to try on,
I really think Alex
looks great with
this hat and glasses,
and while Charlie looks
dashing in this hat,
 I think these were my favorite.
 The statues were often
human beings,

and sweet fairies walked
along offering tempting
treats.
 
It was a wonderful, eye opening,
good kind of tiring weekend
and I can't wait for next year.

20 comments:

  1. WONDERFUL! I was just wondering if Renaissance Fairs still existed. My kids would LOVE that fairy. Everything is about fairies right now.
    XO

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  2. oh, my gosh....I want to go!!!!! What fun!!!!!

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  3. how much fun was that?! i love a good ren faire. :)

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  4. Oh my. That looks like so much fun! I've been dying to go to a Ren Faire since I was a teenager. *sigh* Some day, some day. I'm glad you had such a lovely time!

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  5. What a fun festival to attend. I had a student whose mum always made him a costume for that fair.

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  6. so fun! we used to go to the one near us every year, so many amazing costumes!

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  7. boy did you have a fun weekend! Lot's of colors and beautiful costumes and scenery. And you were with family-so very nice.

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  8. Oh my - what a fun weekend. A change is as good as a rest :)

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  9. That sounds like so much fun!

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  10. Ren Fest is the best! We love it and look forward to it every year :)

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  11. What fun! I haven't been to a fest in years...

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  12. That looks like so much fun! What a great weekend treat!

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  13. Ho wonderful it all looks so beautiful and what great fun.
    Thanks for posting so many lovely photos.
    debx

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  14. What a great day! We missed our fair again this year. Hopefully we make it to the next one!

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  15. Tracey, I'm so glad you had a good time!
    We've had a busy last few couple of months, and I'm slowly rediscovering my rhythm. I really missed our "conversations" and look forward to quiet(er) fall days in which blog reading and writing will be on my regular schedule again.
    Much love to you!

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  16. It looks like you had a wonderful time at the Renaissance Festival. There is one every weekend during the summer south of Denver (and north of Colorado Springs). We talked about going this past summer but just didn't make it. I think it will be on the agenda for next summer.

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  17. Oh my...what a bunch of fun you all had! We've always wanted to attend such a festival and will have to do our best to make it happen when our Middle Ages studies roll around again in another year or so. I think my kiddos would love the costumes! Thanks for sharing your day with us. :) ~Lisa

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