As I talked with him, I found out that he knew Omkara hadn't been there the week before when we took a long detour in our play, via the back of the convent gardens to find our way back to the farm. Finn wanted Omkara to have this experience for himself, so we set off, down the bike path to the wonderful tree that makes a cubby house... ...and it's neighbour who is great to climb and then wandered up into the back of the convent to find our way back.
The first installation was a big projected set of changing images with some sound and music. All the children loved this and Agnes showed herself to be a party on the inside in front of this. As soon as she looked up and saw the image and heard the music, she burst into dance and smiled as she said simply, "Music".
I have seen this love expressed by her on many occasions at the farm. 'Neighbours', was filmed over a few days last year in the back paddock and they set up an outdoor party for their filming. Agnes burst into dance on the spot with the first sound of the music even though the back paddock was closed... ...Agnes asked each time it started if we could go back to the music. On any occasion where there is music at the farm, that is where Agnes will be drawn, to dance!
I think Simon and Helene may have one party loving teenager in the making :)
Thursday morning saw five little girls, mostly enjoying themselves in each others company.
On friday morning down by the river. Magnus climbed up to peek over the fence, his little hands folded under his chin as a head rest as he quietly gazed out over the incredibly still water.
Mean while, Elodie trooped along in the best of moods, collected feathers like fine couture, (and promptly lost them) and shared as much love as she could with Dawn and vice versa, including sitting in Dawn's hair salon and letting herself have her hair done.