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I am grateful for the comments I received. The link to the radio show is not working today.  I made minor changes, but still did not get through. I will work on this and see what I can do to correct the problem.

I believe the Internet is a place to build community, enhance conversations, and create relationships previously impossible. I think it requires a mindful approach, and serial single tasking to do this, but it is doable. There are creative spaces in any community that makes all this possible.

A pause,

A whisper,

A gentle voice,

In that gap–

Mindful response to stimulus.

The gap grows–

A mindfully tended space

Nourished and fed,

Attended, become aware

Sow with care.

Blossoms ready themselves–

Creativity appears at the door

Heartfelt listening

There senses merge into one

Receive that gentle lady.

She is a visitor–

Long awaited;

Not chased after–

In that spaciousness

There creativity wraps me in her arms.


About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

10 responses »

  1. This is fabulous, Ivon! Our wordpress community has reinvigorated my creativity in ways I never could’ve dreamed of in my otherwise isolated writing world (okay from my couch!) 😜

    P.S. I was able to listen to a portion of your radio spot yesterday. Fun to put a voice to the face and inspiring to hear your unique educational approach. Your students are most fortunate!!

    • I have found the same with the digital world. Thank you for listening to part of the radio show. It is appreciated. When I get home, I am going to figure out what the bug is in it for others.

  2. “There creativity wraps me in her arms” – just a marvellous image. That’s precisely what creativity does; it kind of wraps you in its arms and you lose all sense of time. Like the way you see it as being feminine.

  3. The internet is a great tool for creativity if used wisely.

    • Great comment Alex and the key word is wisely. I am following some videos based on a conference called Wisdom 2.0. It is neat to listen to Jack Kornfield, a Buddhist monk, and high tech executives share their views of wise use of technology.

  4. Simply outstanding ,Ivon. People who are creative get totally immersed in it and then forget about their surroundings, totally .So true !

  5. Beautifully said about creativity. Thanks, Ivon!


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