The first Light of Advent; it is the Light of stones:
The Light that shines in seashells, in crystals and our bones.
The second Light of Advent; it is the Light of plants:
Plants that reach up to the sun and in the breezes dance.
The third Light of Advent; it is the light of beasts:
The Light of faith that we may see in greatest and in least.
The fourth Light of Advent; it is the Light of humankind:
The Light of hope, of thoughts and deeds, the Light of hand, heart and mind.
-Traditional Advent Waldorf Verse
This is the second week of Advent, and one of the most wonderful things about this week is the celebration of the plant kingdom. If you are looking for some ideas for this second week of Advent, try this back post.
Santa Lucia Day is also this week, on December 13. I love this festival of light, the baking of buns, and the gesture of generosity and love on this day.
Master Waldorf Early Years teacher Christine Natale has generously shared some wonderful original stories about St. Lucy:
Saint Lucy in Sweden with the help of Saint Stephen
A Little Story for Saint Lucy’s Day
There is also this lovely little story that Tiziana Boccaletti shared here many years ago on The Parenting Passageway: A Gentle Santa Lucia Story
Here are few back posts about Santa Lucia Day if you are looking for more:
Santa Lucia Day in the Waldorf Home (2009)
I would love to hear your plans for the week; please share in the comment box or on The Parenting Passageway Facebook page.
Blessings and love,