Can there be a better time to light a candle, sing for beauty, carry a lighted lantern into the darkness? In the Winter’s Night celebration, may we align our inner light to the soul of the world and the song of the earth. And as we go into the winter break, can each candle we light become an action of kindness toward another?
In many traditions around the world, the cosmological worldview was that human effort was needed to support the sun’s renewal so that light and warmth could return to the land and its peoples. It is a thought lost in our western way of thinking but we could reclaim it, become helpers of the sun in this time of “renewal”. Light a candle, action a kindness, for planet and people.
Originally a high school teacher in the public system, Lynn has also taught at TAFE and in community settings. In the Steiner context, she has previously been a kindergarten and primary school teacher. In addition to her roles as Chair and Principal, Lynn is High School Co-Ordinator, teaches Geography and History, and co-ordinates the Outdoor Education Programme. Lynn has a B. Arts (UWA) and a Dip. Ed. (WA Secondary Teachers College).