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New Converts

Changing over to Charlotte Mason has been like a spiritual conversion. Many an 'ah ha!' moment accompany reading her ideas. Most of it you instinctual know is true, but you'd never had a name to call it before. Charlotte Mason herself seems to have been very in tune with the Spirit, her thoughts on the nature and nurture of children are very inspired and Christ-like. One becomes passionate and zealous about these new ideas for learning. Jokingly, I've begun to win over new converts. A few friends are also learning more about Charlotte and being inspired by her ideas and methods. Don't be surprised if there is some sort of Charlotte Mason revival stirring up in Idaho. Can't you just see it now? Book stores frantic just to keep classic books on their shelves. Every afternoon mothers and children out frolicking, sketch pads in tow, in yards, parks, and fields. In the immortal words of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady " Oh! Wouldn't it be lovely."

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Silvia said...

Great...and gorgeous couple

Amy in Peru said...

it would be wonderful to hear about the revival ;) I was convinced too... some few years ago now. same story :) once I read her, I knew I'd found where we belonged.

amy in peru

Kristine said...

Isn't it lovely? We have a little CM revival here in Southern California, too. Yes, like a spiritual conversion, her ideas ring so true. I like how Charlotte describes how this education does "twice bless," for both the teacher and the student. I feel doubly blessed myself.
Warmly,
Kristine

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