Unusual Challenge, Day 21

This challenge is so much fun that I’m thinking of extending it into May. I might have forgotten to write about the day when I moved my teaching outside the regular classroom and taught in a different building and a different space. At the end of the semester, everybody is tired and jaded. It helps to change things around because this gives a fresh jolt of energy to students and teacher alike.

Today, the unusual thing was that I brought Klara to church. She enjoyed the whole thing royally, even though Orthodox services last forever. She participated in everything: the palm procession, the instruction to the children, the Communion. Of course, playing with other kids was her favorite activity. Plus, there was dessert.

The palms turned out to be real palms. Which was unexpected because we use this instead.

2 thoughts on “Unusual Challenge, Day 21”

  1. Polish people also use pussy willows for palm Sunday along with other things like evergreen branches and sticks with dried flowers (and colored plants) attached like this:

    I went to an orthodox service once and the standing all the time was pretty rough on me (older people sat down for part of it but I felt as a guest/outsider that wouldn’t be good manners on my part).


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