This week in our Monday morning circle, Monique announced that this is Laura’s last week with us.

Tuesday morning, we practiced for our Christmas pageant, which will be performed on Thursday, December 20th at the new house. The new name will also be announced.

Also on Tuesday morning, everybody worked in his or her workshops.

On Wednesday everybody worked in his or her workshops.
In the afternoon, we said good bye to Laura who is going to another program.

This week in our Thursday morning college, Patricia told the last part of the story of Siddhartha. We learned that Siddhartha was trying to find peace by sitting under a tree. He was interrupted by evil spirits that danced around in his head. Finally, he found peace and then he went and taught how to find peace to his fellow monks.

After that Ruth O. stood up and talked about the Persian prophet, Mani. We learned that Mani was born in the year of 216 in ancient Persia. He was a painter and a writer. He founded a religious sect called Manichaeism, and he had many followers, but there were others who were his enemies. There are many differing accounts of his death, but all indicate that he was punished for his beliefs. At the same time, all of his writings and painting were burned. Today there are no writings or paintings displayed anywhere.

After a short break, we practiced our Christmas songs for our party.

Friday morning everybody worked in his or her workshops.
In the afternoon, we broke into our eurythmy, painting, reading, writing and singing groups.

This is my last blog until January, so I would like to wish all of you a wonderful Christmas holiday.

See you in the New Year.