I had fun before coming to Chiaravalle making sets of cards with quotations to hand out with Montessori 150/31 Agosto 2020 printed on the other side - a little piece of memorabilia. My plan is to pass them out to those who I meet at the events and offer them a reading from the Absorbent Mind/La Mente Del Bambino of the paragraph where I cited the quote. This set of quotations is themed on the Newborn and his or her transition into life outside the womb.
"To be forced to adapt suddenly to an environment totally different from the one in which he has been living, to be obliged to assume on the spot functions never before exercised, and to do this in the unspeakably exhausted state in which he finds himself- this is the hardest and most dramatic test in the whole of a man's life." pg. 69 Theosophical Society 2002