Storytelling and Puppetry

Living Arts Weekly: Summer Fun

June 30, 2019 In summer, the song sings itself.     -William Carlos Williams Summer is short!  July is already upon us; can you believe it? Sometimes it can feel like summer is a runaway train, and we are simply hanging on for the ride.  Take a moment today to jot down your intentions for the …

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Living Arts Weekly: Mother

May 12, 2019 Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.  – Linda Wooten Happy Mother’s Day to all!  Kerry Ingram, LifeWays board member and founder of Mothering Arts, posed a question last year that I have been thinking about a lot lately.  …

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Living Arts Weekly: Regeneration

April 21, 2019 Looking down at my hands, finally I understand The empty space has changed somehow and it’s filled with Hallelujah now.  — Carrie Newcomer, “The Point of Arrival” I walk through a patch of woods at the farm where my husband and his work crew cleared buckthorn last fall.  There’s a pile of …

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Living Arts Weekly: Newness

April 14, 2019 Now the ears of my ears awake and now the eyes of my eyes are opened – e.e. cummings We are pleased to welcome a guest post today by Margot Entwisle, from the Bay School in Blue Hill, Maine:      Lady Spring comes to Maine with a soft and gentle step.  …

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Living Arts Weekly: Transitions

March 31, 2019 Transitions are almost always signs of growth, but they can bring feelings of loss. To get somewhere new, we may have to leave somewhere else behind.  — Fred Rogers I was elated to see the first crocuses peeking out in my yard this week!  The transition from winter to spring brings joy …

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Living Arts Weekly: Reading

February 17, 2019 To learn to read is to light a fire — Victor Hugo, Les Miserables Who doesn’t love to curl up with a beloved child on their lap and a book to share?  In today’s Living Arts Weekly blog post, we celebrate the written word.  One common misconception of Steiner-based care of the young …

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Living Arts Weekly: Sustaining

January 20, 2019 Then you would read a Sustaining Book, such as would help and comfort a Wedged Bear in Great Tightness  — A.A Milne, Winnie the Pooh   At an estate sale in a dusty attic, I sorted through a pile of old books. I just love old books. The practicality of a Kindle …

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Living Arts Weekly: Cocooning

January 13, 2019 “The cliches of a culture sometimes tell the deepest truths.” – Faith Popcorn, the trend forecaster who coined the term “cocooning” in 1981 This time of year right after the winter holidays, while darkness is still upon us in the Northern Hemisphere, my tendency is to hunker down.  Judging from all the …

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