Monday, September 19, 2011

Signifcant Seven

I posted on Sunday about my priorities -- what I seem to come back to year after year as the bottom line of homeschooling, even when the superficial things change.  

Thinking about it some more, maybe I will use those basic things as a template for a Week in Review.  I haven't done one of those for a long time and I miss them.  The categories:

Prayers and Devotions
Reading
Conversation
Outdoors Life
Work
Play
Exploration 

 I don't want it to get too formulaic.    But it might give me a way to think about what we're doing and what's important to me. 

Seven's a nice number.   When I was a child, it was my favorite number.  I just liked the way it sounded and looked as a word.   More recently, I got to hear two homilies on the forgiveness passage,  as well as study it in our local Matthew Bible Study and read several blog meditations on it, and I get that seven implies fullness and completeness.   Not that I think my list is comprehensive or perfect, but it does seem to evoke to me what Charlotte Mason called the Science of Relations -- they are all key ways of interacting with the world around us. 




3 comments:

  1. Seven was my fave number, too!!

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  2. Seven Samurai--love that movie! (And most Akira Kurosawa films.)

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  3. Seven is my favorite number too! It's the day of both my dad's and my husband's birthday's and if you add my birthday numerals together (25) you get 7!! I think it means a little something maybe ;-) Love your seven priorities, I would be happy with hitting any of them on a given day!

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