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Those gifts a TEACHER may BRING ...

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Updated on Oct 11, 2023

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WHAT IS a gift ?


SOMETHING given freely ...

WITHOUT expectation of repayment .

SOMETHING voluntarily ... transfered from ONE to ANOTHER .

IT might be a GIFT from GOD ...

IT might be a GIFT of ONESELF ...

SORT of like a FREE bridge ; to allow one to travel from PLACE to PLACE .



WHAT happens when WE encounter something WE have not seen before ?
IT can be SHOCKING -
IT can be revelatory -
IT can be inspirational ...


SO too can a gift .

IT can be shocking , or revelatory or simply inspirational .



A saying goes like this :
DO not look a gift horse IN the mouth ...

WE may see that ALL is not necessarily as IT seems .
THEREIN lies the MAGIC of the gift ...

SOMETIMES WE think this of OUR teachers .
THEY are magic
THEY are perfect
YET , THEY are probably just like the rest of US .

THEY are human ; they LIVE
THEY die
However ... the TEACHING lives on .

TEACHERS grow old and eventually die ...
THE GIFTS of the teacher ; LIVES on and on and on .
WHAT IS a teacher ?

WHAT IS given in the act of TEACHING ?

USUALLY something of oneself ; a doctrine or skill to be used freely to travel from place to place .
SOMETHING motivational or SPIRITUAL ... sometimes life altering .

A basic motivational drive in teaching IS ;

A desire to INSPIRE
DISCOVER together
or VALIDATE ... something truthfully .

I come to a philosophical doctrine of SPEAKING TRUTHFULLY ...

THE act of teaching can BE dialog ...

IT can also be a bridge between individuals OR doctrines .
A bridge between schools of thought .
SO , one can see this can ALSO BE TRUE ...
TEACHERS may serve as a bridge between other TEACHERS ...

I speak of some of MY TEACHERS ...

AND my TEACHERS - TEACHERS .
EDWIN taught many ...

including DREW KNAPP ; one of MY teachers ...
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PHOTOGRAPH BY G . SCOTT LAMANNA [ ARTIST / WRITER ]

BY G . SCOTT LAMANNA

LOST IN THOUGHT GALLERY
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