Through These Old Eyes…

March 4th

Dear Journal,

I will have to say that I certainly surprised my children yesterday with my unannounced arrival in Pandaria, however, it does me good to shock them silly now and again.  I know that I kind of surprised myself with my quick change of plans – you know you’re not getting any younger I was told by some of my friends that are older than I am.  So, with that thought in mind, it’s never too late to adventuring.

Of course, I was sad to leave my home behind in Thunder Bluff under the care of Tahfal, however, he’s a good boy and I am sure that he will take care of things nicely while I am away.  Of all of my children, he is by far the most quiet and the most studious of the lot. I do wish that he would take care of himself better and get out with the other people on the Bluff more often.  He really needs to find something to occupy his time, maybe find a young Bessie to fall in love with.  That wouldn’t be so bad, being a grandparent – all of my friends are grandparents, however, my children have been too busy earning their way in life to settle down with another and have children.  Poor Naton would have been a great Father, he reminds me so much of my late husband.

I haven’t seen much of Pandaria yet, however, what I have seen has left me more than a little bit awestruck by things.  Just the farming area alone has me in a state of shock.  I have never seen so many vegetables that were so large that one turnip could have fed half of my old tribe when I was younger.  My, my, the children have been busy on their farm and I can see why they are loathe to leave it to come back to the Bluff to visit because there is a lot of work here and the house is beautiful.

It is nice to be up here in a new place and I am almost ashamed to say that I am very invigorated by all of the things and places I have seen so far.  Of course, I am not going to press the children for a guided tour right away because I know that they have other duties.  However, I am going to get with Nahai for a while later today or tomorrow because I want to see all of these fantastic herbs that he keeps talking about.  Just like everything else in Pandaria, things are plentiful and things seem to be much larger  – I should be able to see these herbs much better.

The Pandaren seem like such a happy bunch of people, it’s too bad that Hellscream had to spoil some of the land to help his greed and his delusions of having the perfect Horde.  Well, I’m happy that I am not really worried about his Horde, I am worried about my people and how they are going to survive with the next few generations.  I know that if this perfect Horde were to take complete control of Kalimdor, even the Earth Mother can’t cure stupidity which seems to be in abundance within the Orcs. If cooler heads prevail, Baine should be able to keep our people safe, just like his Father before him.

I will have to admit that I am enjoying sitting here in Maha’s kitchen and enjoying the delightful smells of the swirling mist soup simmering and smelling all of the spices in here.  It is much larger than mine in the Bluff and she seems to have everything very well organized.  She’s even gotten Naton to eat a bit more than he usually does.

I am also sitting here feeling very good about things and taking pride in my children.  They have done well in this new land and they definitely are showing that they came from good stock.  Of course, the Cloudhoof tribe was never big, however, we were a good people and caring.

Mooma Cloudhoof

 

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