There’s no jiu-jitsu in this.
So, one of the things that the Hunt coordinators have been doing for the last lo these many years is that each coordinator has a backup. Someone who is sort of apprenticing the role, and assisting the coordinator. After the backup has been backing up for several years, it usually turns into more of a partnership. Dru and I have definitely got a great partnership- to the point that I had her run the show last year while I acted as *her* backup.
As Silverdrake stepped down and his backup Beau took over as Huntmaster last year, Beau did not have a backup. It made me a little nervous. It’s a big job, and if anything happened to Beau or he ran into difficulties, we’d be rather screwed. Sharon made it clear that she wants him to establish a backup this year, and I heartily agree, and I think so does he.
I came home to a shock of an e-mail tonight. There was a lot said and some of it is not appropriate to share, but the conclusion was:
"….. what I do know is that I believe the Hunt’s Spirit wants you in this role and so do I. I have had many in consideration for this part but you are the right person. I believe that you are our Hunt Mistress. "
I don’t know how to react to this.