Aug. 3, 2021, 1:48 p.m.(12/15/1015 AR)
Time heals all wounds - but it leaves a nasty scar in its wake, doesn't it?
I'll never forget my promise of forever, but it's time to take the next step.
Aug. 2, 2021, 10:02 p.m.(12/13/1015 AR)
The foundations of a good economy are good roads. No path should be unlit and they should be traverse able by all from children to elders.
Aug. 2, 2021, 6:41 p.m.(12/13/1015 AR)
The Frog King, a Story for Children
There once was a frog, king of his pond
Who turned out to be exceeding fond
Of croaking out at little fish
Who didn't do just as he wished
You'd think such minutiae beneath him
And though others found his logic thin
The frog could not resist the urge
To berate the fish as quite a scourge
'Scales and fins, loathsome, grotesque!
Only frog-lords know what's best!
Stay in your place, you worthless fish
Be glad you're allowed to exist!'
Such vitriol slowly accreting
And one by one the fish stopped heeding
Until at last upon his throne
The frog king sat unheard, alone
All the fish continued business
And left him without further witness
The fate of the frog who blustered and scared --
Turns out nobody really cared.
Aug. 2, 2021, 3:11 p.m.(12/13/1015 AR)
The shop is well stocked. Well, if you consider fancy hairpins and basic armor as well stocked I guess. It makes me feel accomplished and took my mind off other stuff for a bit. I try to never underestimate the power of busy, creative work.
Aug. 2, 2021, 6:21 a.m.(12/12/1015 AR)
My mother has a plethora of sayings, I suppose you could say. Words of advice that are almost a lesson. One of my favorites, which I have come to learn the hard way more often than I like to admit, is: Someone's actions should - and generally will - speak far more about them than their words ever will.
Aug. 1, 2021, 11:49 p.m.(12/11/1015 AR)
Whenever I feel the need to be pedantic and condescending, I also feel obligated to put forth the effort to ensure that my arguments are well-researched and factually correct. When one's determined to be insufferable, it's honestly just the polite thing to do.
You may be smug or you may be wrong, but I strongly advise against attempting both simultaneously.
Aug. 1, 2021, 11:01 p.m.(12/11/1015 AR)
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The Prince of Grayson, Noah, has been responsible for most of my battle injuries of late. A black eye even.
Aug. 1, 2021, 10:34 p.m.(12/11/1015 AR)
I had an idea, though I am unsure how well it would be received. I thought it could be fun if different families of both the common folk and the peerage could host events sharing some of their interesting family traditions. I think it would be wonderful as it could show the truly human side of who we all are. Though, I also understand that some of the families might like to keep their traditions a secret.
Aug. 1, 2021, 10:31 p.m.(12/11/1015 AR)
I had the most marvelous time meeting members of the Peerage and of this fine city at the Golden Hart. It was the most marvelous of times. My nephew decided to dance and I /tried/ to sing. Alas, I am out of practice in the singing area. I guess it will just take practice.
Aug. 1, 2021, 10:30 p.m.(12/11/1015 AR)
I received a letter from Riva. Something is going on there with the fish it seems. The fishermen are reporting that their fish are rotten, dead, or too sick for humans to eat. I am going to work to assemble a team to go and discover the cause.
Aug. 1, 2021, 9:29 p.m.(12/11/1015 AR)
I will have to thank of a proper way to thank all those who I relied on this past week and more. There are so many.
Lord Jace and Lord Jamie who saved my life in the Whisper House.
Lady Medeia, Lady Eirene and all the other physicians at Saving Grace hospital who tended to my many grevious wounds and even now continue to do all they can to save my life and hasten the healing of my arm.
Prince Raimon who tirelessly watched over me when I was wounded and was there to push his tea into me to tend my aches.
Prince Sebastian who came to see me promptly and did all that he could to keep me safe.
Lord Ian for tirelessly dealing with my endless curiosity and by his mere company reminding me a physical impairment doesn't stop our duty.
Lord Orland and Lord Vitalis with providing me vital information so I might understand exactly that'd happened that night.
Gabriella for returning home finally.
Lord Mirk, Princess Alessia, Lady Khanne, Princess Thrax for sharing their vast knowledge and insight.
There are so many more I've come to rely on, some many more who helped me through what could have been a catastrophic week but instead for all the overwhelming support has been a week to count my innumerable blessings. I am truely deeply grateful.
Aug. 1, 2021, 8:48 p.m.(12/11/1015 AR)
The upcoming Heart in Hand meeting would be a great activity to consolidate what we wish to do going forward. I do feel that we should increase our efforts in improving the lives of the less fortunate, by providing simple education, like agriculture to meet their basic needs. We should look for farmers who are willing to share their crafts, as well as nobles who might be interested in sharing part of their land. For the nobles, the repayment of rent on the land should suffice, assuming we can negotiate a suitable amount. As for the farmers, perhaps we could come up with some incentives for them to share their knowledge?
Aug. 1, 2021, 8:39 p.m.(12/11/1015 AR)
Everything is made better with an audience. That's why those who seek them out, starve quickly without them.
Aug. 1, 2021, 8:28 p.m.(12/11/1015 AR)
I've wandered back to Arx again and things seem tense. Need to find some work. Handing out drinks the last time I was in Arx didn't really pay much of anything. I didn't exactly get hired in the classic sense, but no one even slid me a few coins for handing them their whiskey or whatever else.
Aug. 1, 2021, 6:26 p.m.(12/11/1015 AR)
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My aunt, and one that I will always look up to for all that she has endured, she continues to share her smile with us. I can only repay her by not giving her gray hairs reserved for my siblings.
Aug. 1, 2021, 5:54 p.m.(12/11/1015 AR)
Rope burn hurts the hands.
Aug. 1, 2021, 12:19 p.m.(12/10/1015 AR)
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You aren't our better.
Aug. 1, 2021, 12:13 p.m.(12/10/1015 AR)
It has been one of my greatest fortunes as a Whisper to have had - and continue to have - the opportunity to commingle with people from all walks of life. Our Compact is tremendously full of gifted individuals, and I consider myself deeply lucky to have met, worked alongside, and befriended so many of them. As a Whisper, my perspective has benefited from hearing the many varied histories, thoughts, opinions, and approaches of these folk. Whispers inevitably do people-focused work, and it's always necessary when doing such work to come at it from myriad angles; people are as varied as snowflakes, if you'll pardon the simile, no two alike, and one must adjust one's approach each time. So each new thing I learn - customs, likes, dislikes, folklore, traditions, et cetera - benefits me in some way. And I've been doubly fortunate this week, in the wake of what happened at our beloved House, to spend some with many of my most cared-for, and to feel not just cherished, but understood.
I have found in my personal experiences that condemnation and anger are not difficult to muster. It is understanding and forgiveness which require the deeper examination of oneself and another, and are therefore much harder to summon in true sincerity. And it is forgiveness which is perhaps the most healing, because it absolves oneself of the weight of anger. I've always found anger difficult to hold onto, however - my devotion as a Disciple of Jayus is very true in that regard; I always seem to settle into joy and hope as a sort of equilibrium. Nonetheless, I am not immune to resentment.
I've found myself increasingly drawn to contemplation lately, too. Many would tell you that is not a new development, if you asked. But contemplation, learning to be alone and at home with oneself and one's thoughts, has long been a balm. In troubled times, it is only moreso.
Aug. 1, 2021, 11:51 a.m.(12/10/1015 AR)
Every time I go for a walk, I notice new flowers around the city. It's the little things, truly.
Aug. 1, 2021, 11:49 a.m.(12/10/1015 AR)
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After watching my sister in law work, I've come to the conclusion that she is like my brother. Minus the continuous flirting. It's an enjoyable thing.