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Rhythm of Life

I started out with Hole in the Doughnut as a title for this poem. That had played in the recesses of my mind off and on all day. But as the poem wrote itself, I realized that might too trite even if it seemed accurate. Who has eaten a doughnut without a hole? The hole completes the doughnut. Without the hole the doughnut is a bagel.

Busy trying to fill a hole–

Plug a gap

But to no avail–

So futile;

Go dig a hole in the ocean.

Hole and whole indivisible;

Not just a play on words–

Are complete only together

Beauty in paradoxical relationship.

It invites

Calls to us

Embraces fully

Adds welcome tension–

The rhythm of life lived.

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. <<<likes doughnuts even the ones without holes lol

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    • It brought back memories of my grandmother making doughnuts. We called them beignes in French and she let us sugar them. It was pretty special. She used the dough from the holes to make small round doughnut without holes.

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  2. Insight expression. Well said .

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  3. I LIKE it. Thought-provoking and fun. I’ve got to sign off now to take care of a commitment, but I’ve promised myself a much longer visit real soon!
    Russ

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  4. Pingback: Rhythm of Life | Simply Simplistic Complexities

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