Festivals have taken on special meaning this year with e's second grade focus on Saints and Heroes. She is beginning to sort the fact from fantastical, but still loves the magic of story. Martinmas was no exception! It was a beautiful night.
Plans for a lantern walk in the woods fell through, so e and s took to the sidewalk after their final staging rehearsal for chorus. The air was warm and misty, and the girls walked for over an hour, singing, talking, swinging (ahem) their lanterns.
I go outside with my lantern, my lantern goes with me.
Above the stars are shining bright, down here on earth shine we.
The cock does crow, the cat meows, la bimmel la bammel la boom.
Neath heaven's dome, til we go home, la bimmel la bammel la boom.
Glimmer, lantern, glimmer
Little stars a-shimmer.
Over meadows, moor, and dale
Flitter, flutter, elf-in-veil
Pee-wit, pee-wit, tick-a-tick-a-tick
Roo coo, roo coo.
Low light means long exposure...how many lanterns do two little girls carry?
Here are e's Saints and Heroes pages so far:
St. Martin's page is being finished as I write, and Genevieve of Paris is up next. Genevieve's story is puzzling to e; how could being calm and confident possibly save a city from invasion? I'm looking forward to hearing her thoughts as she works through this.