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A Soft Place to Fall

Rumi always provides wise words. When we open our self, we become vulnerable and we live with the thorns which come with living.

The Hurt Healer

Amanda Cass Amanda Cass

‘I will soothe you and heal you,
I will bring you roses.
I too have been covered with thorns.’  Rumi

Life can be wonderful yet sometimes it can simply be tough. Whether it’s a broken heart, a damaged relationship, work problems, an unexpected illness or a disease that you’ve been battling with for years, there are times when everyone needs a soft place to fall.

As a mother, it’s something that I accept without question for my children.  If they hurt themselves, if they fall-out with a friend, if they didn’t do as well as they had hoped in exam – I’m there to hug, hold and soothe. Then later when we have more time I can reassure them they are not alone and encourage them to put the difficulty behind them and move on.

I do it without hesitation and for as long as required, for the knowledge that…

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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.

7 responses »

  1. Carolyn shared her feelings so well. Thanks for re-posting this.

  2. Hi Ivon, I hope you are doing well and enjoying your summer!

    • I am doing well and enjoying summer reading and writing. I hope things are well with you Tina.

      • things are going well. We are almost done with our book and a foundation has picked up all of the costs to publish it once it is finished. I will be contacting you to send me a picture of yourself to go with your story. The writer will be sending your story back to you for final approval once it has been transcribe. It is getting quite exciting!

      • It sounds exciting and I am looking forward to reading the draft.

  3. Hi Ivon…would you be interested in doing a blog tour? You answer 4 questions about your writing/projects…and invite 3 people to do the same. You would have to post yours on 7/21/14. It is a nice way to explore new blogs and to have yours explored by new people 🙂
    Let me know…thanks Lorrie


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