No, it’ll not do just to read the old tales out of a book. You’ve got to tell ’em to make ’em go right. Tom Hunt quoted in Grandfather Tales by Richard Chase.
[Intro Note: this was delivered as the afternoon plenary talk at the Alcuin Mid-Atlantic Regional Retreat at Veritas (a classical Christian school in Richmond, VA) on March 22, 2019 by Jesse Hake. The assigned topic was “Classical Christian Education for Culturally and Socioeconomically Diverse Settings.” At the end of this post, a handout is includedContinue reading “Seeking the Heart of the Christian Classical Tradition of Education amid Socioeconomic and Cultural Diversity”
I’m honored to have had this post revised and published at the Front Porch Republic: Building Folklore Wealth. And the editor at FPR chose this wonderful painting to accompany it: “Fairy Tale Kings” by Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1909).
From Bonhoeffer by Eric Mataxas (page 19): Sometimes in the evenings they played ball games with the village children in the meadow. Inside they played guessing games and sang folk songs. They “watched the mists from the meadows waft and rise along the fir-trees,” Sabine noted, and they watched dusk fall. When the moon appeared,Continue reading “we spin gossamers of air”