And I have a Pinterest board full of ideas here.
Don’t forget to check out Waldorf Wednesdays for ideas as well… and be sure to add your own!
Everyone has a favorite Shel Silverstein poem! Mine was Helping, probably because it was on the Free to Be, You and Me record and, being a true child of the 70s, I listened to that album on my Shaun Cassidy record player all the time.
Agatha Fry, she made a pie
Now, Zachary Zugg took out the rug
From the time we first feel our babies move within the womb, we have dreams about what that little bean will grow to become. Above all else, we want our child to discover his Self—that person he or she is meant to be, the one who is unique to all the world. Indeed, Abraham Maslov in his famous hierarchy of needs describes self-actualization as the highest goal.
Eat this, and you’ll lose the weight!
Drink this, and you’ll have more energy!
Buy this, and it will change your world!
But results are only as good as your resolve, and sometimes it’s hard to trade off something that feels really good, even if in the end it isn’t so very good for us.
We are unapologetically book people.
Some people don’t quite understand how you can be a book person and be a Waldorf person. Now granted, I’ve never claimed to be a Waldorf purist or a “Steiner Says”er, but I’ve thought the people who feel Waldorf education is anti-book rather miss the point. I find that, at the heart of this crazy Waldorf way of learning and living, is the story. And isn’t that the heart of every good book as well? We weave our day with stories— sung stories about little leaves waking, off-the-cuff stories about little boys washing the sleepy dust left by sandman, laughing stories told about naughty children who somehow overcome and find their better nature. There are so many stories to be told, books cannot even begin to hold them all.
Time to wrap-up the Michaelmas posts!
I wrote a series of posts on “Taming the Dragons” as inner work leading up to Michaelmas.
I also have an awesome Michaelmas Pinterest board.
Lots of families shared their Michaelmas celebrations on Waldorf Wednesday as well.
Hope your Michaelmas was full of courage!
OK, just kidding.
But it seems that somewhere along the line I missed the memo that October is the official “31 Days to/of…” month.
I won’t be leading one. Since I sometimes completely forget I have a blog, I would probably not be qualified. The spirit is willing, but I lack the follow through. I’m pretty proud that I got my Taming the Dragons series done! If I were to lead one, it would be 31 Days of Waldorf-Inspired Living, and it would be awesome.
In autumn Saint Michael with sword and with shield
The harvest let us gather with Michael’s aid;
We are Saint Michael’s warriors with strong heart and mind,
The first time I ever heard this quote, I was watching the awesomely amazing movie Akeelah and the Bee. It’s a wonderful movie about a 13-year-old girl from South LA who tries to make it in the National Spelling Bee. Definitely a worthwhile movie and I highly recommend it.
Akeelah meets with her mentor, and he has her read this quote out loud.
What does it mean?
I’m not supposed to be afraid.
Afraid of what?
It’s a powerful moment, and one I was reminded of the other day when I was struggling.
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