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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 23, 2005  
Batman Continues

I watched Batman Begins yesterday and liked it very much. Christian Bale might now be my favorite Batman. It was helpful to see how things were when he was a child and where his demons originated. Batman has always been mysterious, dark, and adult. This version explained why and had depth and story. It was enlightening to watch the metamorphosis and struggle with Batman's persona as it evolved. I loved the bat cave and how the batmobile gets to it. It was neat how the outfit (especially the cape) and car came to be.

I enjoyed seeing Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine, as usual. Liam Neeson's character was a dark Jedi master type who trained Bruce Wayne into the League of Shadows. There were several villains, among which the Scarecrow was totally corrupt.

I could almost forget about Tom Cruise while watching Katie Holmes, thank goodness. This version wasn't as cartoonish or camp as some and was more realistic and quite entertaining. I've liked most of the Batman movies and really did enjoy this one. Now I'd like to watch them all and compare since I don't remember some of them too well.

From the movie: "Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up."

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