“Glimmer lantern glimmer,
Little stars a shimmer…
Over rock, and stock, and stone,
Wander tripping little gnomes…”
As the dream of summer fades and days grow shorter, we invite you to join us for our Lantern Walk on Monday, November 11th at 4pm. Opening our event, a puppet play of “Spindlewood” will be presented by community members in the Morning Star Kindergarten. In this story a child seeks to find Mother Earth to see where her fairy folk friends have gone as winter approaches. Along the way she must find a lantern to light her way….
After the play, soup and bread will be served in the Kindergarten yard to be followed by our walk. The first time I experienced a lantern walk I was moved by the beauty of reverence created in this twilight journey, echoes of the music stayed with me through the next day. We encourage you to learn our festival songs with your children and help us to sing as we carry the lanterns that the children have made through the field along the creekside. Warm coats and good walking shoes are recommended.
Prior to our walk, on Friday, November 9th, at 4:30, the First, Second, and Third Grades will be holding their lantern walk after a pageant of the story of St. Martin that was written by former master class teacher William Ward. If you have children in these grades, the kindergarten will be open before the event for your younger child to come and get their lantern. You may choose to go to just one or both of the Lantern Walks… please enjoy these events as you are able.
Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School
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