It’s January, 2022, and we’re in the midst of another surge in Covid cases. Sometimes it’s been discouraging; it’s hard to keep chins up and eyes ahead. I am learning that it takes bravery to live abundantly and authentically during a global pandemic that’s soon to reach its second anniversary. I haven’t been perfect at either. But we’ve learned to adapt, haven’t we? Faires and festivals will open this year, and though we are sad that not all will have survived the downtime, we’re glad of those that have.
January and February can be damp, gray, and cold, but they can also be crystal clear, white, and beautiful. What matters more than the weather is that we reach out to each other, connect, and make memories. We check on friends living and honor those gone. Support Rescu. Patronize artisans. Listen to and buy music by beloved and talented Renaissance, medieval, and Celtic musicians.
This month, LadyFaire will be introducing you, our faithful reader, to festival musician Lady Victoria, exploring tales of Slavic folk and fairy tales, sharing recipes from the Slavic and Scandinavian parts of our beautiful world, guiding you on a meditative tour of Alaska, and celebrating the magnificent hats found in Russian historical garb.
If we can keep the joy of faire, friendship, and creativity alive, we’ll all be okay. Here’s a health to the company.
Celebrating the magic in the everyday,
Editor, LadyFaire Magazine
Kim Bryant is a veteran performer, educator, and writer. With 25 years teaching experience, an adjunct professorship in Theatre, twenty years in the festival world, she brings a wealth of experience to LadyFaire Living. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education from Lubbock Christian University and her Master’s degree in Theatre from the University of Houston. The 2010 winner of the prestigious Texas Educational Association Lynn Murray Scholarship, Kim has studied at Actor’s Studio of Chicago, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, and at New York’s Lincoln Center. Kim has three grown children, Hilary, Travis, and Libby; two bonus grandchildren, Ally and JJ; and two grandbabies, Hazel and Ezekiel.