As many of you may know, Starwolf and I are currently working at the Connecticut Renaissance Faire on the weekends ( 4 more weekends for any of you who may want to come out and join us…)
When you work at a renaissance faire, you meet a lot of interesting people and see a lot of interesting things, This year, we’ve had the rare treat of seeing the Lords of Adventure show on a stage at the end of our lane. The Lords of Adventure are Jack Bold and Roger Awesome, who do a show combining combat, comedy and philosophy. Their premise starts with the idea that you can chose to be a hero or be a victim by accident.
Cool thought. That’s pretty deep for a knockabout comedy act.
I’d encourage you to come to the faire and catch their show. I’ve enjoyed watching them work, and I think that you’d like them too.
But, even more than the show, I was fascinated by what went on between shows.
The new site is wonderful, but the footing is largely gravel. We noticed a ma in a wheelchair down the lane having a hard time getting anywhere. Starwolf got up to go out and ask him if he wanted some help- but before he got out of the tent, along came Jack Bold.
In the most flamboyant way possible, Jack swooped down on the man in the wheel chair, instantly made friends, asked if he wanted help and then declared that they were off on another adventure, and dashed away with him in the direction the man wanted to go.
Jack not only helped him but also turned it into a theatrical adventure that the man in the wheelchair became part of.
When I spoke to him later, he told me modestly that he’d seen that visitor having problems, and, having asked permission, made it his business to help each time he saw him bogged down. Jack respected the man’ s autonomy by asking permission, and then did everything he could to make his day special.
Jack Bold is my hero. He practiced compassion- and he brought the adventure, too.
And that make me think
In my life, every day, how can I practice compassion?
and how can I bring the adventure?
For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath”, “The Lands That Lie Between” and “Manifesting Something Better”, all from Foresight Publications, click here
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