High on endorphins, the children excitedly jumped into the car, on route to The Halloween Journey. The Halloween Journey is a night walk through the forest of the Waldorf school on the top of the hill. The event sells out every year, though we were able to snag some last-minute tickets for the 6:50 show, 10 minutes before the children’s bed time. Sleepy eyed and eager, we started our journey through the magical woods that would serve to enchant us over the next hour. We are greeted by a tall angel wearing white, fancying wings and carrying an illuminated staff. He will be our guide as we walk through the forest.
It was as if stepping into a story book. We are greeted by a wizard, a pirate, a mermaid, a few fairies, Johnny Appleseed, an array of cosmic musicians and a fisherman fishing for stars on a rooftop.
The walk invites the participant to immerse themselves in active story-telling and performance. Each character engages the audience in a way that theatre rarely does. Looking at my nephews wonder struck faces, I am filled with joy. I am reminded that magic exists in the everyday and at times like this, when the veil is a little thinner, even the adults can see it too.
— I am writing this post 9 days after Halloween. Although seemingly past tense- I believe the relevance to this content still holds true.