My last blog, written 3 months ago, was set in my Happy Place–the Big Bear Renaissance Faire. Since those Merry Days ended, I realize more than ever that I was born out of time. I should have lived when women wore capes and could be Queen, accompanied by a faithful, silver-armored soldier. After reading my daily news and Technology Update (outdated the moment it’s published), my aching, spinning head longs to shrug its Technology Trauma and wear a simple, golden mesh “snood” that blends with my emerald flounces. I don’t need to know about Killer Robots, camera-equipped drones, Bitcoin, or the newest smartphone. I want to walk in red forest dust, beneath boughs of evergreen branches, beside breeze-dancing edges of graceful tents. Mountain summits, still with snow, hover above me; knights, ladies, priests, and dancers surround me; and we all yell together,
“Long live the Queen! May she reign forever!”
as we follow the purple-trimmed Spanish Queen of Misfits who allows anyone to join her bountiful land and escape the terrible Inquisitions.
So I updated my “Selah of the Summit” fantasy cover with a photo of me at that Renaissance Faire this summer. Do you like it? I sadly replaced the cover with my daughter Jessica looking like Arwen from “Lord of the Rings” because its resolution was so low (when I added it to the cover format). Did you like that one, too, in its original state, below? Which is better? Email me your preference, please: email@example.com
Thank you and Happy Olden Days!
Lonna Lisa Williams