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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


Slow, patient, with purpose

Without plan

An invisible blueprint.


With one’s self

Often with companions

Break bread together.


Moments of devotion

To each another

Change together.


No need to explain

Words sometimes fail

A smile assures.

Turn back

A worn path emerges

Look ahead

Share paths.


About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and spent the last 14 years teaching in an incrediable hybrid school setting. My dissertation topic and research were how teachers experience becoming who teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

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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

    • 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.


  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

  3. Beautiful Ivon. Thanks for sharing. Dave

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

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

    • 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,


  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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