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The Coffee Shop

I spend time in the local coffee shops, read, and write. I did a lot of my blogging in that venue; however this summer I rearranged my schedule and blog at home. I notice a gentle energy in these settings and in a busy world it is a place to take time and just be.

The coffee shop;

Misnamed I think–

I sip tea

I try just be present.

We gather;

It is about talk–

A communal space,

Congregate and converse.

Companionship’s richness;

Found in quality

I cannot assign a number

It is a fool’s errand.

It is in laughter,

The reminiscing,

The sharing,

We find ourselves.

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. About the “misname” – I also always say “Let’s go have coffee”, but I actually drink tea :)

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  2. I’m much more of a loner than you, plus I get distracted with so much going on around me. I’m jealous!

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  3. I like to think I’m at home wherever I find myself, but the truth is that I find only at home in the stillness of my flat, that I can write, think & be truly creative.

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  4. Awesome! When are we meeting again, at the Coffee Shop? :) Missed and thought a considerable amount about both you and Ruth again this week, :) especially at this particular time of the year ~ but neither of you missed much …. the kids sure will ….

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  5. “It is in the laughter/The reminiscing/The sharing/We find ourselves” – this just feels as beautiful to me as it is true.

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  6. The idea of meeting friends at a coffee shop sounds so exciting. Every time I plan to go to a coffee shop and have a hot cup of coffee, I land up ordering an iced tea or a cold coffee!!! Weird, I know. But, that’s how it is, always.

    On a serious note: I enjoyed reading this poem – i could visualize things happening.

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