Friday, May 21, 2010

The Pen is Mightier Than the... Javelin?

One more great photograph from our comics class with Rami Efal. It has been a highlight of our homeschooling year.

And here are two photographs from the Waldorf Olympiad held out in Garden City, Long Island. The students were divided into city states and competed in five events: long jump, discus, javelin, wrestling and relay race. This being Waldorf, there was much ceremony and no actual competition - athletes were judged on beauty, skill, distance and form.

Finnian was in Sparta (are we surprised about that?) and Lucy in Athens (again, no surprise there). What was a surprise, although I suppose it shouldn't have been considering the amount of time he spends with his homemade swords and sticks, was that Finnian blew everyone away with his javelin toss. Not that he was competing, mind you. He had it all: beauty, skill, form and most of all, distance.

Is it possible that he has found a more constructive use for his love of waving around long sticks?

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