30 June 2011

A winter treat

On a cold sunny day, in a riverside ampitheatre, I was taken on a journey to the Underworld...

...with a lovestruck Hades and a group of 5 to 8 years olds...

....to hear Demeter declare that 'Nothing will grow on Earth until I get my daughter back'..

...and learn the myth of Persephone in words and song.
My favourite line, to the tune of Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree -
'Persephone ran but Hades caught her,
He didn't know she was Demeter's daughter'...

It felt like a gift in an otherwise stressful day. Thank you Ruth and Harry and all their prep to Grade 2 children.

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