Autumn

This Week's Feasts and Festivals, Plans and Projects

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Bringing back this post series! I’ve always liked it because, let’s face it– if I were really organized, I wouldn’t wait until Sunday to plan for the week. But something is always better than nothing, and it at least forces me to preplan a little bit. To review, I’ve been doing Feasts and Festivals as well as Plans and Projects for a while. It’s been so long, most of the old posts don’t even have functional pictures anymore! Not so sure about links. Anyway… This week.

Seasons of Joy (and more!) on Outschool

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I’m so excited to bring Seasons of Joy content to the Outschool platform. It is a bit of a brave new world when we’re all trying to keep safe and snug in our homes and we’re accessing Waldorf-inspired content online– although, in my case, Montessori- and Reggio Emilia- inspired content as well.
I will link my teacher profile, but here are some classes that maybe of special interest to my Seasons of Joy families. Please feel free to drop me a note requesting other class times or topics!
Our Halloween, All Saints, and All Souls

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Summer has (finally) ended and we are slowly moving into shorter, colder, darker days. Sure, we still sometimes have days where we barely need a jacket, but all the signs are there. The leaves are falling, frost is on the windows in the morning, and the heat is on. During this transition, we have a cluster of family-centered holidays– Halloween, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day. Other traditions and cultures have similar holidays– Samhain, Day of the Dead. These are the three we choose to celebrate because they are part of our own cultural heritage.

Owls for Autumn! (part one)

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Always, we begin again.

Yesterday, I had a whole lovely blog post about owls… and my WordPress ate it. It was all rather frustrating, as it took almost three times as long as the amount of time I had carved out for it, and so I decided to walk away for a little and try again today. As I tell my children, it is ok to walk away from something if it is frustrating you. That gives you space to decide what to do next. And so… here we are. Owls. Take two.

Autumn Nature Table

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Calendar of the Soul

[October 07, 2018 – October 13, 2018]

Twenty-eighth Week

I can, in newly quickened inner life,
Sense wide horizons in myself.
The force and radiance of my thought —
Coming from soul’s sun power —
Can solve the mysteries of life,
And grant fulfillment now to wishes
Whose wings have long been lamed by hope.

autumn leaf

(From Calendar of the Soul, Week 28, translation  by Ruth and Hans Pusch)

Head, heart, and hands.

Thinking, feeling, and doing.