Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A day in the life


My second art masters class began at 11:30
Showing them The Spinner
by Maes 16oo's

The conversation steered into history.
We spoke of how in days gone by no electricity, running water.
Eyes closed they saw them selves doing chores before eating, including cleaning stalls and fetching heavy water.

They understand now a little better from where they came.
This forgotten to a generation lacking purpose.
It was so amazing, the teacher gave me full sway and asked for me to keep going.
At was nearing 2 p.m. and the intrigue of our conversations was not even dimmed.
They were eating it up!
We spoke of the Elders who have the skills that are disappearing.

The teacher saw me at the curb and thanked me so much.
she said Mrs. U. I am amazed you know second graders are often only interested in any thing for 20 minutes tops!
You know she said that we kept speaking of these things until the end of class.
There assignment is to go ask an Elder to tell them their story and if they would please share the knowledge they have with the child.
I told them they would "blow their minds to show that they actually cared to know".
I am so grateful that I was given the strength to do the classes today.
three classes of 28 or so kids each.
The first class was brief and the kids were having a wonderful time I showed them the "water Lilly" by Monet.
It was so awesome!
I am having so much fun.
It is a second gift to see the children's faces and hear the questions and to listen to each kids question or statement. All of the children will actually listen to each other.
One little girl asked if it had to only be Elders who they go to to ask for knowledge.
I thought a delightful statement.
Then I told them how each of them have a gift that is unlike an others. To go to each other to earn trust and share the gifts and knowledge you have.
I spoke about gaining an others trust and HIS STORY forgotten repeats itself.
I love days like this when HIS STORY of love comes through.
The teacher gained the floor and then told the kids of her own mother only having electric after she was a junior in high school.
I told them my own mom was without shoes and was not allowed to even go to school because of it. I shared of the changing times. How in their life time they may be Needing these skills to survive and to take care of them selves.

The spinning wheel reminded us of how our ease has left us without the knowledge we would need to live life and thrive.

It was just a ball!!!!!!!!!!!!

2 comments:

Denise said...

I love you my friend.

Annette said...

sounds like this would be fun to do...I can remember once when my teenagers would ask me silly things, about the "olden days" just thinking about it makes me smile =) Thank you for making me smile this evening!
Love ya~
Annette
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Love ya

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