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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 spent the last 14 years teaching in an incrediable hybrid school setting. My dissertation topic and research were how teachers experience becoming who teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

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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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