Aug 6, 2011

Escapism at its Best

Escapism is defined by Merriam-Webster as the "habitual diversion of the mind to purely imaginative activity or entertainment as an escape from reality or routine". 

Well, for about two years now, on and off, I have participated in the perfect form of escapism for me - the SCA. The SCA, or Society for Creative Anachronism is "an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more.” 

That's right... on weekends I like to get dressed up in medieval styled clothing, also known as garb, and "play" "make believe" with friends and family. I can take on a different persona entirely and be a different person, from a different place, and from a different time. Now that is what I call escapism! 

If you would like to know more about the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), click here.

Every geographical area falls under a different Kingdom and divides up even further until it is specific to your locale. Since we relocated to Cape Coral, FL we now fall under the Kingdom of Trimaris. To learn more about the Kingdom of Trimaris, which includes majority of Florida, click here.

Cape Coral is technically an Unaffiliated locale, but our closest group is located in Ft. Myers and is the Shire of Trisel. To learn more about the Shire of Trisel, click here.

Even if you are not sure if this is the hobby for you... come to an event anyway! There is something for everyone in the SCA.

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