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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.
Saturday, November 19, 2005  
Reorganization and Evolution

Sometimes I think it might be a good idea if people from another planet came down, took over, and fixed everything. Not in a mainfest destiny attacking kind of way but more the way someone does when children tried to prepare a meal and really messed up the kitchen and adults clean it up and show them how to cook and clean. Like that. They would be from a more civilized planet and are highly evolved. This is where I want to live in my next life if there is such a thing as reincarnation. These people will show us (them more than us) the error of our ways and get us on track. Possible? Any other ideas?

I guess what I'm wondering is if we are getting any better? Students of history will notice that we have improved in several areas. So even though it seems really grim, maybe humans are slow learners but are getting there. I hope so.

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