30 January 2008

Of Roots and Trees

I was listening to Eric Bibb today. If you haven't been introduced to him yet, get thyself to iTunes and look him up! (HT: Magistra Mater for introducing me to Mr. Bibb's music)

His songs are simply about life, its ups and its downs, its joys, its questions, and its mysteries. One in particular caught my attention. He sang about several blues legends who have died and yet still live through their music. It's vital to remember the past, to water the roots in order for the tree to be healthy. That metaphor lodged in my heart. After all, that is part of what we seek to do as we homeschool our children, both in them and in ourselves … watering the roots so the tree can thrive.


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