Wednesday, February 13, 2008
A Glimpse of Spring
Although we're expecting some snow this evening and it will return our landscape to it's Wintery white, I saw my first glimpse of Spring today. It's coming!! There was just something different about today, something hopeful and joyful. It's no wonder that Lent begins in Winter and ends in the Spring with Christ rising from the dead.
Anyway, we're enjoying our current read-aloud, Linnets and Valerians by Elizabeth Goudge. It's really too bad that most of her books are out of print. I've got a handful of her adult novels and I'm looking forward to savoring each one. Now, I'm enjoying the adventures of the Linnet children living with their Uncle Ambrose. Uncle Ambrose professes to dislike children, but we know that the opposite is true. As a home educator, I'm intrigued by Uncle Ambrose's declaration that the children must be educated! There's a beautiful narrative of their first day as Uncle Ambrose proclaims that, "Education is a mosaic of beauty." I haven't stopped thinking about that phrase. I like it!