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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, September 23, 2005  
Thursday Reviews

Well, Thursday isn't the night it used to be when Cheers, Fraser, Seinfeld, Friends, and Cosby were on. I think they were all on Thursday night. Tonight I watched Everybody Hates Chris and Love, Inc. on UPN, a station I don't often watch. Those were entertaining, and I might watch them again if I watch at 7:00. I watched ER again because I've been in that ER almost since it began and have seen the doctors, residents, interns, and nurses as they've moved on to other places. It was frustrating tonight because of how Sam is with Luka. I'd like for him to find someone to be happy with, but it's been tough for him. Carter is gone, and new interns are on the show messing up and trying to learn.

Now to The Apprentice ... There's just something about Donald Trump. He's so over-the-top and full of himself that it's funny and entertaining. I get caught up in his show but didn't in Martha Stewart's. This time the teams are men vs. women to create and market an exercise class in a gym. Randal's grandmother died, so he was provided with a helicopter to take him to the funeral in Philadelphia. That would have been pretty bad if he didn't get to leave for that. I agreed with the women's team who only lost by $11 to get rid of Melissa. She got on my nerves. I couldn't have handled hearing her say "at the end of the day" one more time. Usually those annoying people stick around longer, but I'm sure there are others.

I watched to see who "won" on Dancing with the Stars even though that wasn't the point to me. I just wanted to see John O'Hurley and Charlotte Jorgensen dance together again. I think it would have been better if they'd just had the two finalists from before as well as some professionals dance and left off the competition since that had already happened. There's no way for it to come across as anything but sour grapes this way, and I wished John and Charlotte had won before. Those of us who liked this would have watched anyway without the dance-off.

10:47:00 AM

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