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Since arriving home, it has been a slow process. I resist the routine or rut I was in when we left for Spokane. It is hard work, but one thing I noted today, I am not alone in my travails. It seems universal and I am glad for company. As I went through blogs I recognized transformation is a patient process, a slow process, and a personally purposeful process. I looked at the pictures we took on our travels and for all of nature’s ability to change rapidly, most change is slow and transformational.

I wait

Often impatient

Desire for something better

Lean into my steps

Transform

Slow, patient, with purpose

Without plan

An invisible blueprint.

Journey

With one’s self

Often with companions

Break bread together.

Trust

Moments of devotion

To each another

Change together.

Embrace

No need to explain

Words sometimes fail

A smile assures.

Turn back

A worn path emerges

Look ahead

Share paths.

About ivonprefontaine

I have been an educator for almost 20 years. Prior to that, I worked in private industry for 15 years, then returned to university to earn my education degree. For the past 11 years, I have been a co-creator of learning in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. A main theme in my learning there has been the roles of systems thinking, complexity theory, and organizational theory, and how they apply to education generally and the learning environment I share with students, parents, and colleagues.

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  1. Thank you for sharing Ivon. Your words have spoken to me, so alike are my thoughts. Sue

    Sent from my iPhone

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    • Sue, the synchronicity is really quite interesting. This morning I found the message of struggle peeking out of a many of the blogs I follow. This is no easy journey and we need both solitude and company.

      Thank you for stopping and sharing.

      Ivon

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  2. Thanks Ivon. I’ve been a silent friend, I’m afraid, having been unusually unwell for the last month. I’m now beginning to feel a bit better though not properly back to “work” yet … but chiefly wanted to say that you and the wisdom and gift of yourself that you share in this blog are deeply treasured. I’m glad we “share paths”. As ever, Simon

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  3. Beautiful Ivon. Thanks for sharing. Dave

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  4. perfect compliment to this pic…love the visuals your poem evokes :)

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  5. Beautiful and meaningful words, glorious picture of the Path

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    • Nature has a way of being there for us to observe. I often wondered about Robert Frost’s poem, but, when I walk on any path, I can see something similar to what he saw.

      Thank you,

      Ivon

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  6. Beautiful photo of the path; a perfect illustration joining your poem… and the path, like it or not, speaks of repetition… it is the path that has carried many; even as it is adorned and hugged by the grasses and wild flowers. Beautiful.

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