Learning is hard to catch hold of (two quotations)

“We Western positivists tend to think of learning as that time when we stop our performance, assess how we’re doing, and then determine how we can improve. We may choose at that point not to change anything. But when we stop and reflect, we at best capture what we had already learned tacitly in the past. Our learning may be continuing beyond that point of capture.” ~~ Joseph A. Raelin, Work-Based Learning, p. 130

"Memory demands so much,
it wants every fiber
told and retold...

Leaf never before
seen or envisioned, flying spider
of rose-red autumn, playing
a lone current of undecided wind,
lift me with you, take me
off this ground of memory...

Take me flying before
you vanish, leaf, before
I have time to remember you,
intent instead on being
in the midst of that flight,
of those unforeseeable words."

~~ from Denise Levertov, "Memory demands so much"

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