An unexpected treat,
to share our space (which luckily had just been tidied)
with sweet, creative people
(and, of course, our sleepy dog…!).
Today was tile work,
so we learned about relief tiles
and we learned about tesselation (though it wasn't called that)
and we learned to measure our tiles so they could be the same size
(handy for when you're laying different ones side by side on whatever wall strikes your fancy :) )
and we learned about cutting away or adding on clay and creating patterns
and we learned,
how lovely it is to make something from a simple ball of living earth.
(and I wonder who would've made that? :) )
an elephant under a crescent moon tile
and swirls and more swirls…
Meanwhile, the cat watched through the window and dreamed…
and a garden crown was made…
and two car-loving boys,
one ten and one three,
who had only met a few weeks ago,
talked and laughed and shared
(my boy and his friend driving cars on the trampoline)
This photo feels magical to me.
so much beauty,
the beauty of kids being kids,
pure and free and let BE.
the joy of homeschooling
(and why I sometimes love it so much I could burst).
simply made me
all the way
through to my bones.
Which is a good, fine thing,
don't you think?