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“If You Don’t Become the Ocean…”

Charles Bukowski and Leonard Cohen quotes in one post. That is enjoyable and incredible.

A Day in the Brine

With Lumpy Feet“I was a man who thrived on solitude… I took no pride in my solitude; but I was dependent on it. The darkness of the room was like sunlight to me.”
– Charles Bukowski, Factotum
Quelling“If you don’t become the ocean, you’ll be seasick every day.”
– Leonard Cohen
Lungs of Salt“The most painful state of being is remembering the future, particularly the one you’ll never have.”
– Søren Kierkegaard

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and spent the last 14 years teaching in an incrediable hybrid school setting. My dissertation topic and research were how teachers experience becoming who teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

6 responses »

  1. A powerful, thought-provoking post you’ve chosen to share… just the kind I’ve learned to expect from you Ivon. Thank you! The last quote especially touches my heart. And if I may add, with having been away for a while, your visit and ‘Likes’ to my long-delayed posts means more than you may know. Your online kindnesses spread like bright ripples, and I appreciate you. Kind regards, Gina

  2. Thanks for the re-blog! Haha I love those two poets 😉 Jubilant cheers,

    Autumn Jade

  3. I was a man who thrived on solitude.

    Seems this is depressive, are we saying we are attracted, addicted to the dark side. Frozen from our fears, a social being by nature, but choosing to isolate?

    The darkness of the room my sunlight.

    Seems a dull substitute for real,life, sunlight

    Yes if we have to endure the solitude of darkness but to choose it as our beacon.

    Not me


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