Camelot - Perhaps!

FTLComm - Tisdale - Sunday, March 17, 2002

The image of the snow and trees above reminded me of a scene from the motion picture "Camelot", the film version of the Learner and Lowe musical about King Arthur and his ill-fated romance with his queen.

Scholars are fairly certain now that the wonders of the Arthurian legend were a matter of wishing it had been. Though King Alfred was remarkable and many of the early monarchs of Britain were really marvellous,

Arthur, Lancelot, Merlyn were all wonderous creations of fiction that grew in popularity to become a sort of reality.

The powerful desire for there once to have been a place where things were right and just and the forces of evil were kept at bay is so compelling. Modern stories have created many Camelots since and will continue to do so.

But in the minds of every person who climbs atop a pile of snow and can whistfully say "I'm the king of the castle and you're a dirty rascal." The fight for domination begins once more in earnest. This morning this little Queen of her castle was alone, no usurpers to topple her from her perch and her kingdom was secure as the sun rises in the sky.

Timothy W. Shire