recently i was contacted by an old friend (who was one of naomi's kindergarten teachers) and upon her learning of our relationship with our new waldorf community, she asked me if i would like some wooden folding chairs that were part of the kindergarten we had years ago - which she had been holding on to all of this time. i felt these chairs would certainly be put to good use in our new community, so i said absolutely yes! we had a wonderful visit when i went to pick them up (thank you, christy!) and i was completely taken by surprise at the emotional response i had upon seeing these chairs...
they seemed to embody the very essence of my foundation and introduction to waldorf, which happened as a result of discovering and embracing that first community so many years ago. that was the beginning for me. the beginning of my own waldorf journey, as well as my children. so much was learned sitting in these very chairs. i learned to knit, make waldorf dolls, watercolor paint, and so much more. plays were seen, book studies were attended and lectures were heard...all from these chairs.
i am honored now to take them, care for them, and pass them on to a new waldorf community who will continue to enliven and enrich many others along their own journeys, as well.
yours in honor today,