Tonight we took a lovely walk in celebration of Martinmas. The story of the kindness and generosity of Saint Martin was told, and we learned beautiful songs around a bonfire. Then, through the meadows, we walked and contemplated. We had quite a few stops to relight lanterns, as the winds were blowing strongly, but it was wonderful time. One of my favorite songs is a traditional German one, "I walk with my lantern." I found a lovely recording on this nice blog. (Thank you, Farida!) I am so happy to have found a way to revisit the sweet lyrics and think of the beautiful procession of handmade lanterns.
Here is our version of the translation from the German Ich geh mit meiner Lanterne
I walk with my lantern,
My lantern goes with me.
Above the stars are twinkling,
And twinkling, too, are we.
When my light goes out, it's time to go home,rabimmel , rabammel, rabum.
May the light shine brightly!