Lantern Walk

This evening was Katherine’s lantern walk. At our old school, we would gather in a park and walk through the city-lit neighborhood, sharing with the greater community. At our new school, we walk in the darkness through the apple orchard and meadow. Two very different experiences, both beautiful and simple. I love the long line of lanterns, flickering about a foot off the ground as the preschool and kindergarten children walk along, singing the lantern song. This is one of my (many) favorite Waldorf traditions.

I go with my bright little lantern
My lantern is going with me.
In heaven the stars are shining,
On Earth shines my lanter for me.
The light grows dim as we go in
La bimbala bambala bay.

And then home to a warm dinner.