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This wonderful quote from Alan Watts summarizes life. It is something we move into. The quote reminded me of the Rilke quote where we live into the questions. It is not about answering questions, but about living life and finding the questions. Better yet, letting the questions find us.

Known is a drop, Unknown is an Ocean

natureLife is not a problem to be solved, nor a question to be answered. Life is a mystery to be experienced.

~ Alan Watts

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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. Life certainly is a mystery. I think I relearn that almost every day! Sometimes that frustrates me, but if I simply try to remember that is is supposed to be that way, it may help.

  2. Really like this quote Ivon. And I truly like Alan Watts. Thank you for the gentle reminder. Sheri

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