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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.
Thursday, December 22, 2005  
Reality Shows and Other Fiction

Well, we weren't that surprised that Dawna became Martha's apprentice. I think she'll fit in there really well. Bethenny is too high-maintenance, intense, and clueless about people. Now, let's discuss Alex, who was trying to explain something to her mother and asked if she were listening to her or playing with her iPod. Did you notice that? Either they are close enough to have that exchange (Brian and I do that sometimes), too many things were going on, or something. I did read that Alexis fainted when the verdict was read and that she visited her mother regularly in prison. She doesn't seem to have much personality, and until she mentioned her radio show on Sirius, she hadn't said more than one sentence at most. Interesting anyway.

Now on to Project Runway. What a shocker to Santino that he was almost gone! Those were some ugly pieces he designed. He has had those pleaty ruffly bits on most of his designs so far. They criticized Daniel F.'s designs as being too similar, but all of the other designers' lines were, too, so I don't get that as a reason for him to go. I liked him. This was a difficult way to eliminate someone, and as Heidi said, there's too much emphasis on the team leader. I thought some of them got a free ride who aren't as good as Daniel F. I agreed that Daniel V's line was the best and that Santino's the worst, as well as the order of the other two. Check them out here.

I didn't expect Santino to cry and melt down. What a divo! At least Andrae held it together and didn't get on my nerves this week. It's still too soon to tell about some of them. I can't tell what I think about Guadalupe. She's sort of weird but maybe just quirky. I think I like Zulema, Chloe, Daniel V, Heidi, and Marla, but it's too soon to tell about the quiet ones. I look forward to it and am glad it's back. You can catch up on the episodes on Bravo because they run them fairly often if you want to check it out. I'm glad to have people to talk to about it. What did you think?

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