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in the roots…

Sometimes we look up when we should look down and perhaps scratch below the surface searching for what is hidden from sight. The branches provide the leaves which draw in the sun’s lights and make food, but the roots bring in the water, minerals, and other nutrients which combine with the photo-synthetic work done in the leaves. It is not alone things are done. It is in a holistic way we become whole and replenished.

Known is a drop, Unknown is an Ocean

searching something

Maybe You Are Searching Among The Branches,
For What Only Appears In The Roots…

~ Rumi

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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. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    Reading what you said about scratching below the surface reminded of an old quote:

    “A mother understands what a child does not say.”

    And now I will read further. 🙂

    Reply
  2. Fabulous graphic. Great sentiment.

    Reply
  3. absorbing
    ~
    phonetic nutrients

    Reply

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