It is buzzing with activity here at Playgroup. We are in the process of finishing our clay work - a different modality to explore with our senses. Some children needed some time to get used to the sticky, soft wetness and others went straight to work exploring. A great big thank you to Ben for putting all our little pieces into the kiln to be fired. We are all full of anticipation to see the end product after the glazing.
Some parents have started knitting slipper socks to keep little feet warm. It is a wonderful activity to do, particularly together with some friends, drinking tea and sharing life’s experiences.
We have been painting and printing some treasures from our garden onto wet paper; autumn leaves, grasses, flowers… all different kinds and shapes, to be made into winter lanterns to light the long nights ahead.
We welcomed a new baby at Playgroup this term. Her first day out was with us at Rosewood Cottage, sharing so much joy and love.
Our guinea pigs are well loved, but sadly we need to find a new home for Lovely Wilder who has outgrown his cage. He will need some company, of the guinea pig or bunny kind. If you are interested please come and see me at Playgroup.
As winter arrived this week, we reflected on the wisdom of Rudolf Steiner who reminds us that our own consciousness is intensified in winter, when our thinking life becomes intensely active. It is especially in the activity of thinking that our ego manifests itself and, at these times, we must strive to remain conscious and free from despair and loss of hope - to remember the light in the darkness.
With warmth and light,