Monday, November 15, 2010

little lights

This is the first year we managed to celebrate Martinmas. It started with Zach and I making water color paper lanterns follolwing this excellent tutorial by my pal Nicole at Gardenmama.

Zach used his toys to act out the story of the soldier who shared his cape with the poor man.
Then we gathered our friends together for  a last minute lantern walk around the marina. Our tribe of friends range from public schooled to private schooled to radical unschooled to school-at-home types. But no other Waldorf-ish families. So we weren't sure how Z's little friends would react to making lanterns and telling the stories about keeping our inner lights shining in these dark days. Much to our delight, they loved it!
We provided tissue paper and glue and jars for the kids and I printed out a few Martinmas poems and stories on card stock to pass out to everyone so they could get the jist of it. The kids loved parading all around the marina with their glowing lanterns well into the cold, dark hours of the night.
It made my inner light glow just hearing their laughter float above the firey lanterns as they danced in the night air. Thanks to all my other bloggy friends who post about Martinmas each year for the inspiration!

5 comments:

Joy said...

Love that last shot! How wonderful that you were able to include friends from all walks to join you in the simple lantern celebration. :)

gardenmama said...

I really love your photos Cindy and it made me happy to read of your amazing lantern walk, it sounds like a very very good one indeed! It sounds like you created a new tradition! xoxo

Jennifer said...

That's so cool.

Behan said...

beautiful!! very inspired to try these ourselves... jamie insists (and he may be right) that we have too many mason jars, this is the perfect rationale to postpone any glass jar purging. :-) liking your martinmas links too! gracias amiga

momma rae said...

so sweet that you shared the martinmas love!! it really is one of my favorite times. with warmth and light, rae

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