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Most dramatic lymphoma posts are from June 2002 - February 2003 archives.

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The Waking

I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.
I learn by going where I cannot go.

We think by feeling. What is there to know?
I hear my being dance from ear to ear.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

Of those so close beside me, which are you?
God bless the Ground! I shall walk softly there,
And learn by going where I have to go.

Light takes the Tree, but who can tell us how?
The lowly worm climbs up a winding stair;
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

Great Nature has another thing to do
To you and me; so take the lively air,
And, lovely, learn by going where to go.

This shaking keeps me steady. I should know.
What falls away is always. And is near.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I learn by going where I have to go.

--Theodore Roethke


Joy's Updates - Straight from the Horse's Mouth.
Saturday, October 19, 2002  

Thanks for signing the guestbook and leaving comments. It's neat to check it and see who's been here and what they said. I like it since it gives me some feedback.

I'm watching a movie on cable about Robert Kennedy and have noticed the competition for the nomination when political conventions were actually places to choose candidates. Sure, things were planned and discussed extensively, but at least they were interesting to watch. Now everything is known ahead of time, and it's not too difficult to understand why TV doesn't show much of them now. I do think the popular vote should be the only votes that count. Electoral votes cause too many deals to be made with more populated states, and we saw what they meant in the last election. Seems as if we haven't heard much about election reform for a while.

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