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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.
Wednesday, November 06, 2002  
Deflated Elections

I didn't sleep well or very long last night because of all the stuff I had, but that won't last long (probably just last night) because no prednisone this time. I feel fine today which is the way we hope it stays. No fever or anything.

Brian's great-aunt Mary Berry died Monday. She's Linda Reynolds's mother in case some of you know her. Aunt Mary was Brian's grandfather's sister and was 90. Visitation is today and the funeral tomorrow at Taylor Funeral Home.

I think I've become the spokesperson for lymphedema and MLD. I told Debbie Hicks I was doing PR for her. Did you see the article in The Herald last week in the business section about Debbie and MLD? It's not in the online version.

Well, as I've said before, I definitely agree with Will Rogers when he said, "I don't belong to an organized political party. I'm a Democrat." With a Repugnantcan majority of all branches of government and the Supremes, that's all I can say at this point. Sheesh!

Explanation: The term "Repugnantcan" does not necessarily apply to all Republicans but specifically to that faction who are motivated by greed, opportunism, religion for political purposes, and jingoism which they try to pass off as patriotism.

Some of the good things about liberals can be our downfall. Trying not to offend can get in the way of taking a stand. Also instead of capitalizing on ignorance, we try to help people which might make their lives better but doesn't seem to get votes. Are any of you buying any of this?

At least I get to see my President Jeb Bartlett every week on West Wing.

10:12:00 AM

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