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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.
Tuesday, September 20, 2005  
New Season Reviews

Last night I watched two new series that I think will be good. How I Met Your Mother has snappy dialogue, fresh ideas, and a good cast. I like the interaction between the characters and the premise. I'll probably keep watching that one. Out of Practice is written by some of the Fraser writers, has Stockard Channing and Henry Winkler, and has gags built into it. The more I think about the show the better I like it. Two and a Half Men was silly last night, but I like it and will stick with it as long as it does better than it did last night. Medium was really good last night and is based on a real person the police call in to help with crimes. Glenn Gordon Caron created, directed, and produces it.

I don't watch CSI: Miami because I don't like to watch David Caruso. He kept me from NYPD Blue until he left and Jimmy Smits joined the cast. I hope Smits wins the election on West Wing. He and Alan Alda have really interesting characters on there, but if Smits's character wins, they can keep most of the staff.

I also didn't see Las Vegas, but I watch that sporadically anyway. I caught the pilot of Prison Break and decided against watching it even though it looks interesting. Other new shows on Monday nights are What About Brian and Just Legal. Anyone watch those or some others? If so, how are they? Any comments or suggestions for Monday nights?

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