Thursday, June 25, 2009

the warmth of the winter festival


a heart warming winter festival was celebrated tonight. So many beautiful lanterns. The look of wonder on the little class one and two's faces. The big class seven children held their little hands and lead them down the path.The path was lined both sides with parents and lanterns. The children were lead to the spiral. There was silence as we watched the little ones journey their way to the middle of the spiral. Once in the middle, their candles were lit by Mother Earth.


A wonderful fire twirling display was performed by class seven as the african drums echoed in the background. A beautiful farewell speech was made to a beloved and long standing kindy teacher, who also happens to be my friend - Amber. Thank you Amber, you were so beautiful as Mother Earth this year!


It is sad to think that this is my middle child Josh's last winter festival. He will be moving on to high school next year with his big brother. Thankfully, we still have little Grace to journey through. So, there will be many more years for our family to experience and celebrate festivals at Silkwood.
I counted and this year was our tenth winter festival.... i look forward to the next ten!

4 comments:

Leanne said...

Festivals and celebrating life's circles...there is something about that isn't there...and wow what a circle you have been on...and much more to go happily! Looks and sounds like a magical evening...so very wonderful for the children...makes me a little misty about our Silkwood experience slipping by us for the moment...seems *life* has other plans for us for a bit...
Thanks for sharing!

Melissa Ellen said...

Just met another Silkwood mum today in Melbourne at a party my daughter was attending...lovely photos of your winter festival...such a special time isn't it!

Kitty said...

Wish we could have been at the Winter festival with you all, looks magical. xxx

Mama Moontime said...

Thank you Donna for kind words. I can't believe it has been 10 years for us too! So nice to share these past 10 years with you and yours.