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This is a beautiful poem and accompanying picture. We often go through life as a certainty. The reality is it is more like walking a path with a gentle breeze pressing at our backs.

through the jelly jar


hello to you, lost friends
waiting by the path

hello to you, gentle breeze
pressing at my back

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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.

5 responses »

  1. thanks, Ivan – I’m honored…

  2. I am amazed how deep and profound certain poems or quotes hold within that simplicity, like zen.

    Similar to May the sun always shine on your face

    May the wind be behind you back with your sails sprung tight from the power.


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