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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.
Friday, November 15, 2002  

It's fun to read what some of your personalities are. No, Amy, I'm not surprised you're off the scale on P! All of mine are close except for N (intuitive), and it's about as far as it can go. Michelle, you must not be too much of an I, but that's more about how you charge your energy. I remember yours, Mary Beth, and almost remember what the boys are.

We did various tests in Challenge Class as some of you remember. The one like the Myers-Briggs was the Kiersey Temperament Sorter. We ENFP's are Champion Idealists. We also did the Gregorc Learning Styles Test that had four areas that combined for descriptions too. They were Concrete, Random, Abstract, and Sequential. I'm a Concrete Random.

Have any of you taken those tests on I took the one about what kind of dog we are a few years ago and was a pug. Now I'm a chihuahua. Sorry about that! ha! That Taco Bell dog isn't too bad though.

Keep letting me know how yours turn out. If you find some other good ones, let me know. This is fun!

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