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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, January 18, 2006  
Home Again

I drove back last night in some snow. No problem, just wet roads. However, they're out of school today, and I'm glad they got a day off!

Kelsey came in 4th out of 44 in the spelling bee. She was thrilled and we are all proud of her. Now she goes on to the next level, which I plan to attend if I can. Then Kathy and I had a fun day of errands, lunch at Panera, and visiting. The scrapbook class was fun. Charlotte, Kathy's mother-in-law, was also there at the spelling bee and the class. It's always fun to get to see her again, too. Great trip! Now I need to prepare for keeping Brendan for THREE DAYS AND TWO NIGHTS this weekend while Brian and Melissa go to ChattaCon! Pray for me. That's a long time with a little bundle of energy when I'm not used to it and much older than when I did it before.

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