Unrelated to any of us in Haus of Gray or Ether, I was recently reading a post by a slave on another forum where he was expressing some discontent with his relationship with his domme.
That got me thinking about something we all have that he didn’t. Which generated this line of thought in my noodle. That I then felt might be worth babbling about here… Well, might be… We’ll see…
I started thinking about his problem by imagining the book of our lives. Imagining a biographical book of a slave. Or, in our case, as slaves of the Haus of Gray or Haus of Ether. That at the end of our days, when the story is all told, that I expect each of us to have an entire chapter on Mistress Charlotte or Mistress Ember. Sure, maybe we have separate chapters alone on femdom or hypnosis. So, a whole chapter to any one person is a big deal – when considering all the chapters that would detail our lives and all the words required to tell that story. So much life to tell, but that they had such a big impact in touching our lives that they’d need their own chapters. Which is a very cool thought!
Yet the inverse is quite different and that’s where I think the unhappy slave’s outlook was causing him pain. Let’s use Mistress Charlotte for simplicity in this example. In her book, there might be an entire chapter dedicated to hypnosis (again, within a book of her entire life). Perhaps even a chapter about on-line hypnosis and the Haus of Gray. But in the book of her life, our parts in it would be at best an entry in a footnote, endnote or table where she lists notable slaves. Meaning, if we serve to the greatest we can, the best we should expect would be a passing mention in a list. Of course, maybe, just maybe, a few of you might have their own entire paragraph (which is huge). But not the rest of us and not 99% of us. We would just be entries in a list if mentioned at all. Again, in perspective to her entire life.
Which is as it should be and I would expect it to be. Her place in our lives is different than our place in her life. Those with an opposing thought might be readily offended by this rambling of mine as it might seem insulting or demeaning to each of us. That’s not what I mean, though. No, not at all. What I’m calling out is that as a star of our own book, we can sometimes forget we are not the star of someone else’s book; namely our mistress’ book in this context. Which dials back to the aforementioned unhappy slave. I got the impression by his conduct that the way he was looking at the on-line domme/sub relationship was causing him unnecessary pain when it shouldn’t have.
And that’s what led me to thinking about an advantage we have. By its very construct, the Haus of Gray and Haus Ether identify each of us as one of many. That we are each contributing members to serving something more than just ourselves. More than just writing our independent books.
That as haus slaves we have an advantage over those who serve in isolation. In this very forum (blog), we have the ability to know each other. Here where we all have value, meaning and worth, yet where our true strength to serve comes from each other and what we contribute as a whole.
Grounding us with the knowledge of being one cell in the slave body and avoiding a mental pitfall of confusing our book (where we star and our mistress is a key character) with the book of our mistress (where she stars and we are an incidental character).
And for that, I’m so thankful this forum exists for us.