Learning is out there – waiting for you…

live-love-learn by Hugh MacLeod

Cartoon by Hugh MacLeod
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What is learning?

It’s not a package tied with string,

or a machine with precise instructions.

It doesn’t obey rules or masters.

No-one can patent it though many have tried.

It’s never been captured and bottled,

or dissected, defined or delivered.

It has many colours and scents,

many flavours and textures,

it can speak in every language.

And every time people tell a story

and others give their whole selves

to listening, it can happen.

And every time someone asks real questions

and honours unexpected answers

then acts on them, it happens.

It’s out there in the field, waiting for you,

like a juicy red fruit or a pale blue flower, or the raindrop

you can catch in your hand because you watched as it fell.

By Tracey Martin

Published in :
The Barefoot Guide 2
The Barefoot Guide to Learning Practices in Organisations and Social Change