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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 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.

6 responses »

  1. Gina's Professions for PEACE

    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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