Anthony’s Blog February 6, 2015
Our Candlemas Celebration
This week in our Monday morning gathering, we sang our Candlemas songs and then Ruth T. told us what will happen during our celebration. She told us that we will be going outside with our lit candles to place them on the mosaic. After that we talked about the weather, sports, stars and our weekend. Then we sang Happy Birthday to Marietta and we welcomed our new companion, Shanyce.
After a short break, we gathered on the mosaic that was once a spiral for Christmas and now has been turned into a lemniscate for Candlemas. Michael, our former coworker from the garden told us about how plants breathe in and out oxygen and how the warmth of the earth’s light helps the plants to come out of the earth and grow. After that we walked around along the lemniscate and paused in the centre and shared the light with one another.
In the afternoon Jason told us about the bees and then Abegael told us the story of Persephone.
On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, we broke into our eurythmy, painting, reading, writing, clay, art studio and singing groups.
In our Thursday morning College, Takashi spoke about World War II. We learned that the second World War was started by the Germans on Sept. 1, 1939. Canada and many European countries like Poland, Britain and France fought against the Germans. Two years later, Japan bombed an American base in Pearl Harbour, Hawaii which resulted in the Americans declaring war on December 8, 1941. After the attack on Pearl Harbour, Japanese immigrants in British Columbia were sent to two different work camps. One half of the young men were sent to work camps where they made equipment for the Canadian army. The remainder were sent to logging camps where they cut down trees and turned them into lumber. The men worked in the camps for four long years until the war ended in 1945.
After a short break Lorna’s bell choir practiced their bell playing.
In our Friday morning circle, we sang Happy Birthday to Stephen C. In the afternoon, one group went swimming and another group started to prepare for Carnival.