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From Chaos, Hope

It was a long day. I just started thumbing through some right brain scribbling and this popped out at me.

From chaos, hope–

Faith springs from community,

Companions bring wisdom,

Symphonic voices–

Harmony of diversity.

Bind together

Mine eloquent questions;

Provides raw materials;

And life polishes–

Rare beauty under pressure.

Hold each other gently

Be unsure together

Be companions.

Break bread

Be safe in this place.

About ivonprefontaine

In keeping with bell hooks and Noam Chomsky, I consider myself a public and dissident intellectual. Part of my work is to move beyond (transcend) institutional dogmas that bind me to defend freedom, raising my voice to be heard on behalf of those who seek equity and justice in all their forms. I completed my PhD in Philosophy of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. My dissertation and research was how teachers experience becoming teachers and their role as leaders. I focus on leading, communicating, and innovating in organizations. This includes mindfuful servant-leadership, World Cafe events, Appreciative Inquiry, and expressing one's self through creativity. I offer retreats, workshops, and presentations that can be tailored to your organzations specific needs. I published peer reviewed articles about schools as learning organizations, currere as an ethical pursuit, and hope as an essential element of adult eductaion. I published three poems and am currently preparing my poetry to publish as an anthology of poetry. I present on mindful leadership, servant leadership, schools as learning organizations, how teachers experience becoming teachers, assessement, and critical thinking. I facilitate mindfulness, hospitality retreats. and World Cafe Events using Appreciative Inquiry. I am writing and researching about various forms of leadership, how teachers inform and form their identity as a particular teacher, schools as learning organizations, hope and its anticipatory relationship with the future, and hope as an essential element in learning.

14 responses »

  1. Love ‘be unsure together’…Life is messy, and we need to give ourselves this permission, to enjoy humanity in the fold of the community, who also struggles. Nice one, Ivon.

  2. Very true and telling enjoyed the Mine eloquent questions;

    Raw materials

    Life polishes

    Rare beauty under pressure. a very poignant imagery!

  3. Creativity flows from you like a sweet fountain.

  4. Kate Braithwaite

    I like this very much

  5. Kate Braithwaite

    Very beautiful

  6. Dear Ivon,
    I have been blessed by your writing but I just needed to stop by today and let you know how much. The quiet coming together and breaking bread in thanksgiving and being at peace with who we are and all of life. That about sums up how we all should live together. In safety. In harmony. Thank you. Sharon

  7. Ivon,I changed my user name..I am still following you


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