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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, December 14, 2005  
Project Runway

Tonight they designed a dress for teenage Barbie. They made a dress for their models and a little replica for the Barbie dolls they had. It was fun to watch and see what they imagined. Santino is definitely not a good loser. He was first the first week, second place last week (Chloe won), and in second place again this week. Nick won with a colorful, flippy outfit - definitely the best one. Santino was in disbelief, which I sort of enjoyed since he was so bitchy last week when Chloe won and ungracious this week. Andrae didn't cry this week, thank goodness, but still got too emotional about his model's not wearing the wig. I'm not sure I can take him much longer, and judging from their expressions, I'm not sure the judges can either. I agreed about the winner and loser. It's going to be rough for Marla, I think, but she's hanging in there. Raymundo went home this week. Auf weidersehen.

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