Honor and courtesy are gifts which should be accepted graciously We sometimes go through life oblivious to the valuable gifts that are given to us every day. Many years ago, I heard a phrase which made me realize the importance of recognizing acts of kindness and chivalry. I’ve never forgotten it: “Lords, honor all ladies. […]Continue reading. . .
The counterpart to the “knight in shining armor” has long been the “damsel in distress” — helplessly captured by a wicked tormentor, waiting for her hero to rescue her and take her away to a lofty tower of his palace where the two can live happily ever after.
To quote my teen-aged niece, “Puh-leeze!”Continue reading. . .
Historians think of chivalry as the unwritten agreement which the knights of the Middle Ages used to conduct themselves in tournaments and warfare. Literature experts view chivalry through the precepts of the medieval church and its unique “cult of the Madonna.” And for those who know of chivalry only from old fantasy novels and King […]Continue reading. . .