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What one cannot see still exists. We only have to look in the right places with the right eyes.

Soul Gatherings


What makes the desert beautiful…
is that somewhere it hides a well.

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~

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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.

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  1. It is only with the heart
    that one can see rightly;
    what is essential
    is invisible to the eye.
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  2. If we were to describe a room during the day, would we include the empty spaces between objects. On a sheet of music we honour the pauses or we would hear noise.

    At night with darkness, how would our description of that room change?

    If a tree falls in the woods without a human present to hear it, does it make a sound?

    In numerous posts, Ivon, you have giving voice that the pauses are as important as the notes.

    • I am reading Alfonso Lingis now and he speaks about the murmurs and rumbles we try silence in the world. He suggests they speak to us and it is important to listen. It is where the notes resonate as they fall into silence and wait for the next note to be played.


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