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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, January 13, 2006  
An Activist Moment

I actually wrote to a television station to protest a decision they made. I read in the Tennessean that our local NBC affiliate WSMV has chosen not to air The Book of Daniel because of the calls, letters, and emails they received against it. I watched it and thought it has a good cast and interesting premise. I wonder how many people complained about Desperate Housewives, Fear Factor, Jerry Springer, etc. I look at the shows that stay on the air and wonder what's going on. Joan of Arcadia and Three Wishes didn't make it, and I'd think they would have appealed to those family values viewers. Wonder what they think of Medium and Ghost Whisperer?

I emailed WSMV programming to let them know I don't like to be censored and that I have a remote control and know how to use it. Of course, I used more words than that to let them know. LOL Here's the link to the article and a link to the TV station in case you want to speak out against censorship and/or community standards. Vote while you're there since they don't know where you're from. It's embarrassing to be from the South sometimes even though we don't have a monopoly on those vocal, easily-offended people who want to make my decisions for me.

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