And so it begins our first official foray into Classical Conversations. Last week my children and I had the privilege of attending a Classical Conversations Practicum. It was an amazing time. So much encouragement and amazing fellowship and if you get an opportunity to go. Do it! I have never been more passionate about teaching my children in the classical method at home than I am now. It is just a wonderful encouragement and there is so much amazing information.
I could gush on and on and I apologize to everyone who I have run into the past couple of days because your ears are probably ringing. But I will discipline myself and I will share this one quote that has just really stuck with me. Especially since one of the biggest criticisms of classical education is the fact that it is repetitive. Anyway I love it and I hope it soaks into your soul.
Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.”
― G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
Powerful. “for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.” It is just a beautiful thought from start to finish.
May I raise children who never loose that sense of wonderment and may I find the beauty in monotony this school year.