I visited the NY Ren Faire yesterday. It was a different experience than the last time.
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I didn’t know if I could make it to Faire this season. It turned out I could; I went this past Sunday.
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Over the past few days I’ve felt the steady yearn to visit the NY Ren Faire before the end of the season. This means going this weekend (Sep 15 or 16), since I’ll probably be too busy the following weekend.
So why not just go?
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This morning, I dreamed that I walked in the Merchants Parade at the New York Ren Faire. In the dream, I did everything I used to do: exhorting the patrons to smile and wave, giving out huzzahs to the merchants along the way.
This is the first time I’ve had this dream. I didn’t have it during the 14 years I actually walked in the parade, and it’s been three years since I was a merchant at the Faire. I wonder why I’m having this dream now?
It was definitely a Six of Wands moment.
Yesterday (Labor Day 2011) I visited the New York Renaissance Faire after a two-year absence.
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I keep dreaming about setting up my booth at the Ren Faire, even though I made the decision to leave last year.
This doesn’t change my life much, nor does it make me regret my decision. It’s just a measure of how much the Faire gets into your blood.
When I listed my pleasant memories from the NYRF, I mentioned something for which I’d like to tell the full story.
Let’s set the Wayback Machine to 1999. I’ve been diagnosed with an eye problem that will require surgery. Both the problem and the surgery to correct it are rather "squishy" and I’ll spare you the details. I’ll also spare you the suspense, since it’s not relevant to the story: the procedure was successful and my eyes are fine.
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