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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.
Sunday, December 11, 2005  
Real Fave

My second favorite reality show was on last week - Project Runway on Bravo! We got to find out what the ones from last season are doing now and got to see the winner Jay, Austin, Kara, and the dreadful Wendy at the screenings for contestants. Two contestants were eliminated and not too surprisingly. Here at the beginning, just like last time, some emerge as better than the others. Last week Santine and Chloe won. Andrae broke down and cried inappropriately which was uncomfortable. He might not last long. I haven't figured out which ones I like best yet and which ones get on my nerves. I hope there isn't another Wendy Pepper in this group, but one of them has tendencies in that direction. I'll label the posts about Project Runway developments, so those of you who don't care and don't want to know can avoid them. I know how that is. But any of you who watch, please discuss it with me. That's part of the fun of it.

The Apprentice: For the record, I thought Randal would be the next apprentice from the beginning. Now I'm not as confident since things have been going better with Rebecca's project (problem at the last minute with Joe Piscopo but looks like rain with no contingency plan for Randal). Rebecca seems to be better organized and to follow-up with what she delegates than Randal, so I'm not sure now who will be hired.

My favorite reality show Dancing with the Stars will be back in January, I think. I hope someone as much fun to watch as John O'Hurley and Charlotte Jorgensen will be contestants. They were fantastic.

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