“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”

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7:30AM, and I had Seth at the stove, working on dinner for tonight. He measured and stirred and poured and we talked, and I can’t even remember how it came up, but we were discussing Ghandi. I told him what I could about the Salt March, but knew I didn’t have all the details in my brain, so after we covered up Seth’s taco casserole masterpiece and tucked it into the fridge we looked up Ghandi and had a nice discussion. Such a huge life for such a young boy to take in. We’d been reading and chatting for about twenty minutes when we realized that today is Ghandi’s birthday.  And we looked at each other and I did the Twilight Zone music and Seth didn’t know what the “Twilight Zone” music even meant, so maybe after I force him to make lunch we’ll study up on Rod Serling.

And that my friends, is homeschooling.

Happy Birthday beloved Mahatma. You cute little skinny powerful light of God. We mothers around the world are still talking about you.

Thank you for opening so many hearts.

* Gandhi with textile workers at Darwen, Lancashire, 26 September 1931. Source: Wikipedia

*Quote: Ghandi, (brainyquote.com).

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9 Responses to “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”

  1. Carrie Link says:

    Seth might very well be the poster child for home schooling.

  2. Michelle O'Neil says:

    In another twist, we looked up Rod Serling, and the first episode of The Twilight Zone began on October 2nd, (1959).

  3. naomi says:

    …and you my friend, are a good teacher :)

  4. kario says:

    Of course.

    I love it. Such a rich, full life you lead.

  5. Meg says:

    Synchronicity. I love it. I remember watching Twilight Zone at Seth’s age when I slept over at my friend Molly’s house and then being too scared to go to sleep.

  6. Me says:

    No freaking way!?!?

    As another great blogger says – No accidents.

  7. amber says:

    And this is how it goes.

    :)

  8. Freaky! (Not the Ghandi birthday, but the Twilight Zone stuff!)

  9. Chris V. says:

    Wow. What a testament to home schooling