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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, December 24, 2005  
Merry Happy Ho Ho

Hope all of you have a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Cool Kwanzaa, Swinging Solstice, enjoyable vacation, or whatever you celebrate this time of year. Enjoy your Holiday Tree, Holiday Mennorah, and Holiday Candles. Now that all the PC BS is out of the way, let’s celebrate our traditions!

We’re all going to Mother’s today and will open presents tonight. Brian, Melissa, Brendan, and I are spending the night, and everyone will gather back there for our traditional country ham breakfast Christmas morning. I usually go to Kathy’s after Christmas but will probably drive down Christmas Day this time and stay a few days. I’m looking forward to spending time with my family and enjoying our own traditions. See you again next week!

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