Today, the SMS students were greeted with a magical puppet show. Integrated by Caroline, Emily, Julia, Anna and Emily. A group from New York that has been linked to arts and puppet shows since childhood, being that some of them attended schools based on the Waldrof philosophy. They grew up amongst an atmosphere that involves the children’s apprenticeship through art and in closeness to nature.
They wanted to share their experience with other kids, thus they went on a tour with the puppet show. Through girl scouts, they found contacts in India. They first visited Puna, where they spent two weeks, then they headed to Vrindavan, where they will be staying for five days. Amazed at the completely different culture and astonished by how warm Indians are, they say wherever they go, they are greeted with smiles and kindness. They all tell us it’s their first time in India.
The puppet show was about a mother and her two daughters Snow White and Rose Red. As an expression of affection toward her mother, Rose Red would daily place a rose of a different color each time on her mother’s pillow.
|The tale involved a very friendly bear that almost froze due to the winter weather and was welcomed inside the house, at first the mom was scared the bear might harm them, simply being consoled by the bear’s words “I will do you no harm”, it simply wanted a warm place where to rest. A gnome also made part of the story, where thanks to the girls’ aid, they were able to pick up a tree that was lying on the floor.|
The moral of the story, which is to learn to help, trust and be friendly to others, surely made impact on the students. At the end of the presentation, they all clapped loudly and as a sign of gratitude, sang the National Anthem for their guests.