The YIS food fair was a full day of fabulous, for sure. It's always great to be with a community willing to pull out all the stops. I hope we raised lots of money as well.
A highlight for me was the ELC cafe. Miel's school seems sprinkled with fairy dust. Only good happens there. And so with their little cafe today. Their unit of inquiry this year has been the study of tea, a subject generated by the children's interest in making pretend tea in the play yard with leaves and sticks. That's the kind of school it is. From there they have gone to a tea plantation, developed a relationship with a local tea shop where they've had a gallery showing of the cups and tea pots they made, and they've hosted numerous international tea events.
It was natural that they would continue by serving tea to the public, but when you see your 4-year old make a pot of tea, pour it into cups and serve them on a tray, it's one of those ephemeral moments of grace. A time to stop and watch and fully take in the moment.
Which I guess is what tea ceremony is all about.