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Closed Path

At the end of the week, as I approach Sabbath, I think the voyage is perhaps at an end. But, it is not. The Sabbath serves a time of replenishment, a finding of new wonder in the days to come. I look in as suggested in this poem by Rabindranath Tagore. The path opens in front of me in way I am sure this is in my destiny.

I thought that my voyage had come to its end
at the last limit of my power,—that the path before me was closed,
that provisions were exhausted
and the time come to take shelter in a silent obscurity.

But I find that thy will knows no end in me.
And when old words die out on the tongue,
new melodies break forth from the heart;
and where the old tracks are lost,
new country is revealed with its wonders.

About ivonprefontaine

I am a retired educator who is currently completing a PhD. Prior to teaching, I worked in private industry for 15 years and returned to university to earn my education degree. For the last 17 years I taught, I was a teacher in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. My dissertation topic is how teachers experience becoming who they are as teachers, as human subjects.

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  1. Exactly. Light burns brightly until the last, and then who knows what range of spectrums known and unknown might be revealed. It’s all a fantastic light trip…:)

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  2. Do you ever wonder why God rested on the Sabbath? As He is omnipotent, I can’t believe that He needed a rest from all His work so I draw the conclusion that it was for our benefit as you said for replenishment.

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  3. Oh, my. Thank you for this wondrous inspiration. Hugs….

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