We all find it difficult to see ourselves clearly past the gap between intentions and what is. I’ve asked some colleagues how they see what I do.
‘To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.’ George Orwell.
…seeing requires patience and a willingness to question oneself as well as the other. …then to say it as you see it, …finding language both poetic and precise enough to do the insight justice. I think of you as …one who works …diligently in both struggles….
Someone …blessed to live on a small island and work in a studio, perfecting a craft, influenced by nature, living one tide at a time.
You endeavour to stay present, and persist, and stumble, and persist some more, and never sell your insights short, and persist still where most would give up; because there is always another fold in an idea that you are willing to go the distance to unfold, winding this way and that as the sea and the wind do.
i have found in your writing an exploration of the edges of ‘everyday’ thoughts and ideas and an extraordinary ability to ‘come back’ with a description that showed me how there are multiple ways of seeing those ideas. which has more than once been a matter of resolving my own feeling of being stuck in the mud.
What you are is a teacher.
If learning is to be more than the acquisition of facts, then it is important that we realize its process is not dominant versus passive. No one simply teaches another. We don’t learn what is pushed at us. We take in what we can absorb and we reflect upon insights as they arise. This occurs as a sharing of gifts. To enter into this is to join in collaboration; each, both, teaching and learning, in the mutual reciprocity of dialogue.
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