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Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitude

Solitude has soft, silky hands, but with strong fingers it grasps the heart and makes it ache with sorrow. /Kahlil Gibran/ Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitude

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This is a short and powerful quote by Khalil Gibran accompanied by a glowing flame. It is in those moments of true solitude we find ourselves and who we are lights the path ahead.

Solitude embraces us in its questions without pre-known answers. We we engage the deepest parts of our self in conversation. Engage means to pledge and in solitude we can pledge to make a difference in the world.

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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. I love this …. and also have to share how so many of us here in the blogging world have been sharing the same post, or at least the essence, from others in this interconnected web we are creating.
    May well all connect for humanity and goodness today šŸ’•šŸ™šŸ’›

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    • I find that we do share posts and the essences of a collective feeling in our web. David Bohm wrote about dialogue as the potential for a coolective consciousness, which is often found in silence.

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  2. How nice to make a difference to the world. For a positive one I would bear solitude.
    Hugs

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