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Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees takes off his shoes. ∞ Elizabeth Barrett Browning ∞
Every experience is a “why” and a “why not” at the same time, dude.
But, IATEFL was a memorable meeting of the minds. What amazing moments revisiting the complexity of human behavoir in its first interactions where souls are very aware, very sensitive. And, what beauty to realize once again that you can SEE INTO SOMEONE’S EYES in the first moments of meeting them, and know if they are a sister soul or not. Lots of sister souls present at #iatefl, rarely have I seen such a soul gathering, dude.
(aside- Brad laughin as he writes)
Likewise you can see their wisdom as they talk about themselves and by how they treat others. We are all on the terrestrial learning path, and we all waver between opposites, seeking our path which winds and winds and winds. Lastly, we discover more of our sister souls in the evening when a final veil is revealed as it is common to share a pint, or two, or more, as beer is clearly “the ambrosia of the ELT folk”.
(aside— did you know that bière = beer, in french, ironically also means coffin?)
This moment is peace. IATEFL is beauty. We learn and we laugh.
Every experience is a “why not” and a “why” at the same time, dude.
I’m repeating myself, and so does life. That having been saideth, if I repeated too many IATEFLs, I’d be panhandling for the next meal, and possibly in the next incarnation as well. And yet, we make choices, dude, and to go to IATEFL was a good one, despite the terrestrial $ investment it required.
(aside— what did the buddhist say to the hot dog stand guy?
(“Please make me one with everything”)
IATEFL was. IATEFL is. IATEFL will be in our souls forever.
But, this new thing… this thing that is but a pee of a fly in the grand scheme of the universe and time, this INTER-NET… well it’s having more than a butterfly effect on everything right now in human civilization.
I wonder what waves it will have on the ocean of conferences.
What was, was.
what will, will be
but the only moment that is real is NOW.
BTW, if those shoes don’t fit you, here are two more pairs: