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We are sitting in the airport in Phoenix waiting for our flight. Anytime I come across a Parker Palmer passage, I feel an unbearable urge to share it with others.Spring is slowly emerging at home, so this seemed so appropriate for the day. Thank you David.

Grits and Grains

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In my own life, as winters turn into spring, I find it not only hard to cope with mud but also hard to credit the small harbingers of larger life to come, hard to hope until the outcome is secure. Spring teaches me to look more carefully for the green stems of possibility; for the intuitive hunch that may turn into a larger insight, for the glance or touch that may thaw a frozen relationship, for the stranger’s act of kindness that makes the world seem hospitable again.

Parker J. PalmerLet Your Life Speak

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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.

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  1. “the green stems of possibility’…I love it.

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  2. Yes! Lovely. Thank you, and happy travels.

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  3. I can understand why you feel compelled to share.

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  4. Winter frost here this morning. I look forward to anticipation of a spring that may never come.

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