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Homage to the Prophet

This is a triple-whammy. The post begins with a wonderful quote from Khalil Gibran and then provides a poem that expands on teh quote. The poem is co-written by Frederic and Lorrie. Love and peace are not easy to find. Thomas Merton wrote we call it falling in love, because it is hard work. Robert Greenleaf reminds us that passion comes from the root meaning to suffer and (com)passion is sharing that suffering in ways that make us better people and provide a better world.

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.

7 responses »

  1. Frédéric G. Martin

    Thank you very much for the reblog & teaching me a new word: “whammy” 🙂 “on apprend tous les jours” – Ah! Learning is my passion… You have written such a beautiful and deep introduction… I enjoy co-writing with Lorrie, she’s such a beautiful soul! Of course, we were inspired by Khalil Gibran’s masterpiece… a treasure of universal literature. As a teacher, I really appreciate you blog. Kind regards, Frédéric.

  2. Hi Ivon…what a beautiful surprise…thank you so much for showcasing our poem on your blog 🙂 Your words that accompany are so wonderful…it is one more feel event that surrounds this collaboration for me. Have a super weekend 🙂


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