Lovely Annika cannot possibly do the three unreasonable tasks the mean old troll has commanded her to do. In her desperation she calls out for help, and the Thought Lion answers her prayers….
While musing on the story of the burning bush, three scenes emerge:
~ Moses tends the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, when before him appears a bush that burns, but is not consumed…
~ A farmer surveys his fields to the melody of November: Golden light is turning grey, mists begin to rule to day… deep below, deep below, new life will spring!
~ Images from John O’Donahue’s poem Blessings for A Friend on the Arrival of Illness
Darkness has overshadowed the goodness in the world. Theophilus the Knight journeys across the deserts and oceans in search of a flame that can kindle light in the hearts of men.
A tiny silver fish living in the vast ocean is overwhelmed with love for the golden moon-fish in the sky. King Neptune takes compassion on this little swimmer, and finds him a joyous life on the hearth in a bowl, in the care of a fisherman’s daughters. King Neptune slips in a tiny golden fish, and all is well.
Bear is full of bravado, believing himself to be the fastest, strongest, and most powerful animal in the forest. The council of animals have a contest, and bear discovers that while he may be those things, he is most certainly not the most clever….
In an evening of homeschool presentations, our young friend enacted the entirety of AA Milne’s The Teddy Bear~
A bear, however hard he tries,
Grows tubby without exercise…
A humble poor girl who owns nothing but the rags on her back and a few scraps of bread gives away all she had to those in need, and through her service finds herself endowed with deeper riches beyond her dreams…
When on a bitter winter’s night kind Cordita discovers three little men frozen in a block of ice, her life takes an unanticipated turn….
On a starry winter’s eve, we shared in the adventures of the little pine tree, who yearning to be as beautiful as the trees with leaves, had his wishes were granted… After the raven steals his jewels, the West Wind shatters his leaves of glass, and the peddler steals his leaves of gold… he asks to be himself, and awakens the King of the Forest, giving rather than receiving.