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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, November 25, 2005  

I just want to say that I don't like the way Ann Heche horned in on what was a major event in Ellen Degeneres's life. Coming out on her show and in real life had to be scary and difficult. Then along comes Ann Heche to get in on the spotlight and have it all about her. I'm not even sure that crazy stage she went through was real because then she moved on to a man, married him, and has children. Whatever it is, I don't choose to watch her again.

I was watching reruns of Celebrity Poker, enjoying the banter, and having fun watching the men of Wisteria Lane. I always enjoy seeing and hearing Jamie Denton. Then they had another one of champions competing against each other. They were introduced: Barry Corbin (fine, Maurice on Northern Exposure), Dule Hill (love Charlie from West Wing), Kevin Nealon (always funny), Steven Culp (winner from the Desperate Housewives game), and then a name that I'd tried to forget ... Wendy Pepper, who managed to be even more obnoxious during the tournament than she was on Project Runway. She never should be given any more attention from anyone anywhere that I can see her. I really enjoyed watching after she was eliminated and went to the Loser's Lounge except when she was all over Barry Corbin. Yuck! Yuck! Ick! Bleah!

OK, I feel better now. Do any of you have people you don't even really know who affect you this way?

8:20:00 PM

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