Waldorf Wednesday #16


Happy Waldorf Wednesday!

As I wrote earlier this week, I’m unplugging this week. It is amazing how much I can get done when I close my laptop. We’ve been painting and sewing and dying and baking and having a great time.

I’ve also needed to unplug because I, like many people, having a very hard time processing the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I’m also having a very difficult time dealing with all the talking heads, the theories, the propaganda. I just don’t understand it. What happened was heartbreaking. Our hearts, as a nation, should be breaking. How is there possibly room for all this other stuff? Can we not just take a little bit of time to be sad before we start mounting campaigns?

When I was senior in high school, my stepmother was killed by a drunk driver four days before Christmas. While not in the scope of what happened in Connecticut, it was tragic to me. I’ve been thinking a lot about that time in my life, as I often do this time of year, and I remember that in the beginning—maybe even in the first few months—I didn’t really care about her killer. My heart was just so full of sorrow, missing her. I am trying to leave room for the idea that my perspective and my way of mourning might be different from others, but still… difficult. I wish we could all take time to cry.


I’m going to pop this online tonight (Tuesday). I don’t know if we’ll have a big response this week because of Christmas, but I’d love to know what you’re doing this last week before Christmas.

Assuming the Mayans were wrong Winking smile, I’ll see you next week. Can’t wait to hear about your celebrations!

Blessings on you and yours.


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How are you doing? Are things hectic at your house? How are you dealing with the tragedy in Sandy Hook?

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    Yes, we need to unplug and hold our children to us tightly. Happy Holidays to you and your family! Lori

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    You are so right! Finally, I have found someone who has the same perspective as me. Instead of showing respect and actual emotion for this tragedy, the media and political figures are using it to make money and sell their agendas.

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    Thank you for visiting my blog, Diary of A Sower. I’m excited to discover your blog too and will be following it–so many great ideas! Thank you too, for the invite to join your linky party. I added a couple of things, although they aren’t necessarily Waldorf inspired. Hope that’s okay!

    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!


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