Written By Zakhar
June 18, 2021, 8:39 a.m.(9/6/1015 AR)
1. Pay attention to your surroundings. A wave can come out of any which direction. What might be seen as amusing on one day can easily make the rest of your trip sour.
2. The locals can be a lot more fun if you take the first step to introduce yourself.
3. If the pan is a swinging, everyone else should learn to duck
4. New friends are great, though watch for those that you've known longer.
Written By Cambria
June 17, 2021, 10:31 p.m.(9/5/1015 AR)
Written By Noah
June 17, 2021, 8:59 p.m.(9/5/1015 AR)
Relationship Note on Elizabetha
Written By Tanith
June 17, 2021, 8:40 p.m.(9/5/1015 AR)
Tonight, I delivered her of her own children; she's a young mother as some of them go, but she's experienced where it counts, with older siblings with kids of their own. Janice has a pair of twins, resting up with a Harlequin to tend her with the rest of her family. It's a strange feeling, it always is, to complete the circle like that; delivering a generation into another. It feels like an honor, something sacred, to witness it around and again. Sometimes, I hold these sweet, squalling bairns and wonder if they were someone I knew before. Maybe a cousin that died, or patron in my bar, or a grizzled ol' dockworker-midwife gone some seven years now. Not that we're meant to know, but as I swaddle them and give them to their mothers, I wonder about it. It's a miracle every time, and still I wonder.
Written By Tanith
June 17, 2021, 8:33 p.m.(9/5/1015 AR)
This weekend I'm getting a bit of a break and taking the husband with me fishing.
What? I like fishing and so does he. Raymesin's better at it than I am, you should have seen the floppers he'd get out of the harbor, and it's even better when you can share your catch. Maybe it isn't romantic to anyone else but us, but we haven't been able to do that before. I'm looking forward to it.
Written By Medeia
June 17, 2021, 7:18 p.m.(9/5/1015 AR)
Relationship Note on Cesare
Written By Savio
June 17, 2021, 10:09 a.m.(9/4/1015 AR)
And I did not like that bird
It shat on everything I love
Whole house full of turds
He left me to deal with it
While he went off to work
Day and night, nonstop noise
That sparrow was a jerk
I left it for two seconds
And it got into all my food
Maybe I over-reacted
But that animal was rude
I beat it up and threw it out
I'd absolutely had enough
Go back to your stupid woods!
Stop ruining my stuff!
My man tracked it down again
(I did not agree)
And came back with a box of gold
"The sparrow blessed us, see?"
Unlikely in the highest
Cause I knew that thing was bad
But I decided to go also
I'd figure out its evil plan
Why do birds have baskets?!
I told you this was wrong
But I took a basket anyway
I wanted to get gone
My basket was full of nightmares
And my last final words
Were "You know I hate these monsters --
But at least it's not more birds."
Written By Thea
June 17, 2021, 9:35 a.m.(9/4/1015 AR)
Written By Piccola
June 17, 2021, 8:07 a.m.(9/4/1015 AR)
Written By Malcolm
June 17, 2021, 3:19 a.m.(9/4/1015 AR)
How did all those birds manage to shove monsters in a basket?
Clever lot of birds, sparrows are.
Written By Piccola
June 16, 2021, 9:04 p.m.(9/3/1015 AR)
One day, the old forester went to work, leaving the bird in the care of his partner, who had no intention of feeding it. That day, the sparrow got into some starch that was left out and ate all of it. The partner was so angry that he cut out the bird's tongue and sent it flying back into the mountains from where it came. And when the old forester returned, he found the sparrow missing.
The old forester went searching for the bird and found his way into a bamboo grove in which the sparrow's inn was located. A multitude of sparrows greeted him and led him to his friend, the little sparrow he saved. The others brought him food and sang and danced for him. Upon his departure, they presented him with a choice of a large basket or a small basket as a present.
Being old, the forester chose the small basket as he supposed it would be the least heavy. When he arrived home, he opened the basket and discovered a large amount of treasure inside. The partner, learning of the existence of a larger basket, ran to the sparrow's inn in the hope of getting more treasure for himself. He demanded the larger basket, which the sparrows gave him, but was warned not to open it before getting home.
Being greedy, the partner could not resist opening the basket before returning the house. To his surprise, the box was full of monsters, who immediately set upon and ate him.
Written By Scythia
June 16, 2021, 7:43 p.m.(9/3/1015 AR)
Relationship Note on Orrin
Written By Svana
June 16, 2021, 5:31 p.m.(9/3/1015 AR)
I am extremely tired, even with Bryn and Khadija, as well as Anisha's kitchen staff to help me with things. But I have new ideas for the shop. And for the Grotto. Just you wait.
Written By Esme
June 16, 2021, 4:18 p.m.(9/3/1015 AR)
I have been pondering paths lately. They are glorious, are they not? The way that we start down one, only to be re-directed down another one, almost mid-step. The way we plan one thing for our lives, our decisions, our moments, and then we find something else entirely. It's a dizzying feeling seeing all the paths stretched before us. I don't just mean mine. I enjoy seeing all the paths laid out before others as well. I would never wish to tell them which one to take, that is part of the adventure, but to do so with love and duty and honor.
When thinking of paths, I find myself thinking of the people that I have met on them. There are people that once upon a time, I called my most closest of friends. I spent all my time with them. I longed for their presence when it was not around. Some of those people, I don't even talk to anymore. We could pass as strangers on this path and not even blink at each other. I am not saddened by this. For while I miss my friends, I am excited on the paths that they are walking and the adventures they are finding. I await to hear updates to their lives or see their names upon white journals. It is as if I'm still with them on those paths, even if we are not as we were. My heart still feels with the deepest of joys for them.
There are people that have left this life. I find myself praying that one day perhaps our souls will meet again. That moment you first meet a person and you just know you are going to be great friends. It is like souls coming back in contact after lifetimes away. Is that not an amazing thing? The idea we can spend lifetimes from each other and our souls may still remember each other. Love is something so much stronger than those other weights. It frees us. It lifts us. It makes is lighter in step, in action, and in memory. That is not to say there are not tears in the wake sometimes of love, but the glory of it is so much higher.
I pray each of you walk confidently on your path, but know that the steps you take now; might not be the path you thought you would be on. Be open to it, most loved of the Gods. Let their honor and glory shine upon you.
Written By Cufre
June 16, 2021, 1:46 p.m.(9/3/1015 AR)
Lax mentioned there'd be a public music performance in the Ward of Pravus' Hydro Hall, so I went to it.
The music was not like any I'd heard before, and though that isn't saying much, it's with reason. The Glass Butterfly Nina Autumndale presented and played a new instrument that was so big they had to build the music hall around it! There was time given to talk and drink and get a closer look at the instrument, which makes music from water. That I learned from the Glass Butterfly herself before we were joined in a conversation about musicians and art and, I guess, always searching.
The concert didn't scratch my need to be in that section of the city, but it wasn't wasted time.
Written By Claude
June 16, 2021, 11:05 a.m.(9/2/1015 AR)
Written By Mabelle
June 16, 2021, 6:15 a.m.(9/2/1015 AR)
Written By Mabelle
June 16, 2021, 5:49 a.m.(9/2/1015 AR)
Relationship Note on Amari
Written By Monique
June 15, 2021, 9:56 p.m.(9/1/1015 AR)
~one more thing to mark off my list
Written By Allegra
June 15, 2021, 4:27 p.m.(9/1/1015 AR)
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