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I went to the Renaissance faire dressed as a warrior. I had a real sword with me, too. I was standing (in character) next to a sword-fighting ring, where kids of all ages got the chance to pick up a sword and challenge the champion. Some woman walks by, with her little girl. The girl starts walking towards the ring, saying she wants to fight. But the mom pulled her away hella sharply, and was like, “That’s for boys.” You don’t want to be a BOY, do you?” And the girl looked around and saw me. I think she thought I was a boy; I had my hair in a ponytail, and was wearing a hood. So she comes up to me and asks me, “Do you think girls can be fighters, too?” And her mom looks like she’s silently gloating. Like she thinks I’m going to say no. So I take off my hood, untie my hair so that it flows freely, and kneel before her. And I’m like, “Milady, anyone can be a fighter.” I swear, the look on that mother’s face made my day.
Location: Mt. Leconte, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
I’ve been working on updating my portfolios, and I found this photo from several years ago.
The lodge on Mt. Leconte is the only place that you can spend the night in GSMNP without bringing your own tent. To get there, you have to hike up one of several trails, 5-7 miles, depending which you choose. It’s completely isolated, in fact, all of their food and supplies are brought in weekly on the backs of llamas, which happen to be much better suited to the task than horses or motorized vehicles. I spent a night up there at the invitation of a friend of mine who runs the lodge, but if you want to go you’ll need to make a reservation up to a year in advance. Leconte Lodge
Canon Rebel XT + Photoshop
Edit: Now available as a Gallery Wrapped Canvas Print
Afloat. on Flickr.