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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, November 29, 2005  
Tuesdays with Telly

Sunday and Tuesday have become my favorite television nights.  I look forward to House, Commander-in-Chief, Boston Legal, Law & Order SVU, and Bones.  Thank goodness for my newest favorite gadget, my DVR, since some of them are on at the same time!  Sunday night has West Wing, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Law & Order CI, and Cold Case.  

The first season of Lost was innovative and clever, but they lost me during the second season.  That underground thing, the others, and odd story lines make it too strange.  It’s as if they don’t know where they’re going with it.  Anyone else feel that way?

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