I have gathered and created a few things to add to the assemblage, and the one I like the best is a "post office" where kids can leave little notes, hopefully it will be finished soon.
After everyone has worked their magic, I will take some photos to share.
Here's a bit of verse from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. (Midsummer, also known as the summer solstice, is almost upon us!)
Through the house give glimmering light,
By the dead and drowsy fire:
Every elf and fairy sprite
Hop as light as bird from brier;
And this ditty, after me,
Sing, and dance it trippingly.
First, rehearse your song by rote,
To each word a warbling note;
Hand in hand, with fairy grace,
Will we sing, and bless this place.
This verse has been set to music by New Hampshire's own Amy Beach! There are several renditions available on YouTube. I like this one for it's lilting quality.
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What a lovely tribute for your colleague - and I'm sure the children will enjoy it too. The extract from Midsummer Night's Dream is a favourite of mine :)ReplyDelete
What a lovely tribute to your colleague and friend, Diane. Looking forward to seeing the photos. JetReplyDelete
I have a few up on the new Facebook I created Nesmith Pixie Place.Delete
The video is a beautiful version of that verse. My son sings with a choir that sings poetry set to music. They did There Will Come Soft Rains this June, and it was gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Does your son's choir post their performances on YouTube?Delete
Simply lovely! Thanks for the Shakespeare fix today, for transporting us to fairyland. Love the idea of a fairy village. Can't wait to see the photos. :)ReplyDelete
See the Facebook link I posted above! We're off to a good start and we're hoping the village will grow and change over time.Delete
Life....for the living....for the children and children at heart. I enjoyed reading about your celebration. I hope every memory of your friend is a blessing.ReplyDelete
Thank you for your kind thoughts!Delete
I LOVE this idea, Diane. Can't wait to see the pictures!ReplyDelete
Check out our new Facebook page! I think that little by little people in town will discover it through word of mouth and perhaps they will add their own touches. And, little by little I hope to get better with my iPhone photography. Right now the posted photos leave a lot to be desired!Delete