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Whom does the Grail serve?

Just curious as to how folks will answer this.

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The grail serves us all, of course.

By being always just out of reach, always just beyond our understanding. Ineffable, mysterious, it goads us to reach outside ourselves, to stretch, to win the impossible, and if failing, to look forward with the expectation that we will win, eventually.

The grail is that spirit within us that keeps us fighting in the face of overwhelming odds, that makes us try, try and try again. It's the essence that allows a heart-broken lover to decide to love again. The power that drives the javelin-thrower to throw further, that gets the little engine up the incline.

If the grail didn't exist, would life have a point? I think not. Aengus help us if it is ever found!

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Thank you for that interesting answer. It should be placed right up there with "Dozy". er, uh, "Dodgy"
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King Arthur?

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Well the story of King Arthur is where the question comes from. Other than that, I don't know what to tell you other than "Thank you" for responding. (There is no prize behind "Door No. 3" for answering this. Like I said, I was just curious as to how others would respond to this.)
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I just watched Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail, so it's fresh in my mind.
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To Keskeitz: Funny you should mention that, because I just saw a documentary DVD on it the other night.
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No kidding? I'd heard of it. Any good?
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To Keskeitz: Yeah it was OK. There is more than one documentary about it. The History Channel has one I believe, and maybe a few others. The one I was watching was part of a series called Ancient Mysteries hosted by Leonard Nimoy. I think it was put out by Time Life Video.
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It's an inspired question, Jeb.

Mary Stewart tackled this question in her Merlin Trilogy. Merlin knew where the Grail lay buried but didn't reveal its whereabouts because the time would come "when men would need a quest".

I guess the Grail, in one form or another is still out there. It's some intangible
that sets us seeking beyond our everyday existence, beyond the mundane. It's an ideal that the poets would have recognised immediately -- a wraith, tantalising, just beyond our grasp.

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Well, unless someone outshines you, you definitely have provided the most interesting answer so far Dodgy, thank you for responding.
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Thanks, Jeb.
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Well - there's a challenge! :))
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And a challenge for you to answer the question, Sir John.

I see you answered my own quesiton but Daizy is awaiting and I won't have much time here for a couple of answers. I'll look forward to your answer.
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Sir Duffy - Which question is Daizy's, pray tell? I must have missed it in my rush to answer a homework question or assuring some young waif that she isn't pregnant...
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SWMBO questions not, Sir John, she commands. Daizy was awaiting me to pack up the laptop and go awandering with her. My apologies for confusing your goodself.
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