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Notes: Full poem here: a blind flaneur. Poem Source: quotes from books

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David posted this wonderful Mary Oliver quote. We can embrace the world as a place that amazes us and not merely one we visit in passing. I love the paradox of simultaneously being bride and bridegroom embracing and being amazed.

When we live fully, we engage in a conversation full of questions that can never be fully answered, but that guide us in our journey. This life is not about a planned legacy, but one that emerges in the memories we leave for others.

 

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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. For some reason, I don’t like to think about leaving this earth, even though I realize it is something that will happen someday. All I want left behind are kind memories – and stories I have written about my journey.

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  2. This life is not about a planned legacy, but one that emerges in the memories we leave for others.

    We leave this world as we enter it, naked without possessions, status or power. When we live a life of gratitude and giving, buddhists say happiness will be our companion. the memories we leave will be special.

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  3. Ivan, although you’ve been to the blog, I thought I’d officially announce it here. You have received the Respect Award. The Award is at
    https://blackbutterfly7.wordpress.com/2016/02/15/the-respect-award/

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  4. Ivon have you read any of Marion Woodman’s work? Speaking of simultaneous brides and grooms … And yes, living amazed! What miracles we witness, if we are but attentive!

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