Tuesday, March 31, 2009

connections

Last night, as the rain subsided, suppertime children drifted away from the table, and darkness lurked over our lake, we noticed two wild geese, elegant necks extended, standing on the ice remains, thaw current moving past slowly. The kids and I rushed outside and I held the half-naked one who shivered in my arms. We whispered together, isn't it beautiful, isn't it beautiful. The geese, suddenly airborne, huge, and honking, flew off toward openness, and to our delight, two ducks appeared behind them, quacking and flying, an air parade. Children jumping, yelling and shivering, we returned to our warm living room where she led her brother around the room in a wild bird dance, she the honking goose, he the quacking duck...and here, mama, you can be the tree. They flapped and twirled and followed, and then she went to her painting spot, pouring out blue and pale pink, this is for the sky and the feathers under the wild geese.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

beautiful...

Sarah Valeri said...

Ahh yes,, this is why we do the things we do...

Oh.. It is beautiful and I am touched. In our classroom in the fall we used to be geese. We would go out to the field and make a V formation. Apparently the first goose breaks the force of the wind and does the most work, so the other geese honk encouragement. All the children would take turns as the lead goose with the flock shouting them on. I think we should all do it once in awhile.
Ahh

singingfamily said...

love this, caught you from Sandra Dodd's blog, we are on the north shore of mass. Nice to meet you
Kelli

Silke said...

So beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! :-) I love that you unschool your children - they are so lucky! It seems what I am busiest with these days is unlearning all the typical conventions so my creative spirit can soar...

netamir said...

Wow this is such a beautiful description of those beautiful moments, you made me feel as if I was there by myself.
I am really touched by it.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog, you made me blush by your comment.

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