Sunday, July 29, 2018

Knightly Transition

Daily Draw: Harmonious Tarot ~ Knight of Coins

"Organized and dedicated to duty"

I see no indication he and his horse are dressed for anything other than show. Being a knight was usually part time employment. If not employed at war they were pretty much bottomless stomachs forty days of the year waiting for grub; expensive to maintain.

In return for that 40 days a year liege to their Lord they were often granted land on which to support themselves. Being a knight and a farmer are mental  miles apart, I wonder how well they made the transition? In wars, years long, how was home and family maintained? And if they didn't come back did land revert to the Lord?

Life is complicated. Always has been. Organized and dedicated is generally the only way to survive it.