Friday, April 16, 2010
Here Comes The Sun
Yesterday we had a staff meeting where we move a few shelves in Casa II and set up the chairs and tables for all the adults because we don't have a conference room. When we were putting things back in order, I moved a shelf 6 inches and everything came tumbling off with a huge crash! Almost everything broke: all the pieces for tea, pineapple slicing and apple cutting. If you are a Montessori guide you know how devastating this is--all the special little things you collect for years and years: the perfect teapot, the apple-shaped bowl, the beautiful cup and saucer, the ideal tiny dish. Then, on top of that, I lost my voice! Anyway, I was looking through photos and came upon this one. Usually this material is on a table, but this child found the perfect place to do his work. I can replace the china, but could never do my work without the materials that the genius of Montessori developed. A moment of illumination and humility.