It’s that time of year again!
No, not rampant consumerism, running amok and foaming at the mouth, promulgating debt-driven spending traditions as artificial as the plastic that enables them.
In this time of holiday traditions, I’m reposting one of your favorite entries and one of my favorite traditions: The Advent Spiral!
What is it? Find out.
This year witnessed our son starting kindergarten at the Waldorf School. We knew that it was very much a step for our family in terms of involvement. What I mean by that is that families – not solely the children – are a large part of the school. This is exactly what we wanted: involvement.
Such was what we got this morning as we got to see our children participate in the advent spiral. It’s a winter tradition, as I understand it, one that revolves around the theme of light coming from the darkness. Illumination, in a word.
Some of you might be familiar with this tradition, but until a month ago, I wasn’t.
Our class’ advent spiral – like others – was a reverent activity. Picture a dark room, the floor cleared save for event’s namesake, wrapped in a cloak of soft lyre music and all but devoid of words. The advent spiral…
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