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The Right Moment Arrived

We were hit by a somewhat unexpected winter storm today. The forecasters predicted it for parts of northern Alberta, but it slumped towards Edmonton. Driving was slow, but I took my time and arrived on time, just when I was supposed to arrive. Sometimes in the fog or blizzard of life’s busyness, I lose my way. We are into report cards and we have the latest system designed just for us. I was not very happy yesterday and was letting stress get to me. Today, I took a message from nature and slowed down and it got done.

It arrived–

A winter storm


I felt unsure

Slow down.

Grasping frantically,

Busyness overtakes

I let go

I arrive on time

In the very moment that just arrived.

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.

16 responses »

  1. Nature has the habit of achieving the unexpected.

  2. Winter has arrived on the Atlantic coast. Brrrrrr. We had snow/rain today. There was once a weatherman from Baltimore who would call that snain….whatever callled it was cold.

  3. Yes, Ivon; it’s amazing what happens when we go with the flow… It takes ‘faith’ and a whole lot of ‘letting go’…. ;)

  4. Very nice poem. It is wonderful, the way that nature gives us a pat on the head occasionally.

  5. Yes. Yes. Yes.

    I let go

    I arrive on time

    In the very moment that just arrived.

  6. “..In the very moment that just arrived” Yes! And, always let nature lead us… Thank you, Ivon!


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