This month’s read aloud is called, THE TWO TRAVELERS by Christopher Manson. It is the delightful tale of two unlikely travel companions from two very different countries and backgrounds, who have to make a long journey together. In the course of their journey, they make discoveries about themselves and about the world – which is of course, what all good journeys help us do.
I like to tell children that stories too are like journeys, and just as most journeys will involve us circling back to where we began – HOME, so too good stories will often circle back to where they began, except that now our main character will have undergone some inner change or growth.
The Celtic people revered the circle – they told their stories in a circle, they worshiped the sun and the moon, and when St. Patrick brought Christianity to them, he honored their sacred circle by putting it around the cross – and so today we have the lovely CELTIC CROSS.
“We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”
T. S. Eliot