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This is what life is all about…dance

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When I read the title and looked at the image, it reminded me of the Satchel Paige quote: “Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.”

When we live life to the fullest, we can find so much without looking for it. It finds us. When we remaind mindful, life and alls its manifestations show themselves to us.


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.

11 responses »

  1. And for those who feel shy, there’s an African saying: ‘if you can talk you can sing; if you can walk you can dance’.

  2. Live life to the fullest! A wonderful theme for today … and every day 😉

  3. For Satchel Page to still have this open heart after a lifetime of discrimination is incredible. Maybe the greatest pitcher to ever live, robbed of his chance to compete in the big leagues because of his skin color.

    The human spirit is incredible

    • He was not a young man when we broke into the major leagues and yet proved to be an incredible pitcher all the same. You are so right, “the human spirit is incredible.”

      • In the locker room at Miami stadium, a picture of Satchel hung on the wall. He was sitting down at his locker, shirtless, looking like he was sixty.

        Jackie Robertson was selected to be the first black major leaguer for his temperament not because he was the best.

        Satchel and Josh Gibson would have been chosen.

      • I used to tell my students that Jackie Robinson had the right temperment. He also played in Montreal at the AAA level and was loved there.

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