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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 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.

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.🙂

  2. Fabulous graphic. Great sentiment.

  3. absorbing
    phonetic nutrients


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