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This is my first attempt with embedding a video in my blog. So far, it appeared on Twitter. I started a YouTube channel, which I have wanted to do for some time. I hope you enjoy.

We walked to Spokane Falls last night. The river is running high with lots of water flowing over the series of falls. The video below is in the middle of falls.

What grabbed my attention was the rock towards the far side from us. It looks like a weathered face, having lived a full life. As we walked back to the place we stay at in Spokane, these words began to run through my mind.

A weathered face,

Facing life’s travails,

Always facing into the journey;

One that has been arduous,

Leaving its marks.

It has a pugilist’s nose,

Cauliflowered ears without shape,

A toothless mouth,

Puckered from many punches,

Always facing into the journey.

Looking ahead,

He feels the force pushing him,

Not stopping,

Holding his head high,

Always facing into the journey.


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.

22 responses »

  1. Quite a lot of water!

  2. Love your poem! Reading it I saw the face, then watched the video.

  3. I’ll have to remember to have the ‘audio’ on low, Ivon! The sound of the water rushing was powerful indeed; quite startled me…

    “Holding his head high,

    Always facing into the journey.” ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I love water falls. Great work on the video. It was just the right length and the sound is great! I am the proud first subscriber to your Youtube channel. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. You tubes are fun to make. I use only pics. but love the results.. Welcome to you tube land and the whys and wherefores of having them watched! – Thanks for the poem.. Eve

  6. nice!
    would have like to paddle such a current
    when i was younger!
    now i’m fonder of lower cfs ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Very nicely done. I enjoy videos that are short and to the point. This works well.

  8. The power of the water is amazing.

  9. Gina Profess and Affirm

    Beautiful. Powerful. So glad to be able to visit you on YouTube as well.


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