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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 04, 2006  
Idea in Need of Help

For my first scrapbook project, I'm planning a recipe book with stories from friends and family. I've emailed some of you and have already had responses. Thank you very much! If any of you would like to help me out, please email me any recipes you like and/or are known for. If there's a story with it, please feel free to pass that along, too. It's going to take me a while to get this finished, so you have lots of time if you're busy now. I don't want to be a pest. (well, seems inevitable, doesn't it?) Aren't you glad I've retired and have all this time?

Feel free to be as creative as you choose (or as regular). Earl wrote that his family recipe was for disaster and that fortunately they didn't have all the ingredients.

What is neat is that I'll think about each of you who sent recipes when I look at it. If you also have photos you can send, that would also be helpful. I'll try to work out a way to let you see the results. Thanks to all who have or will participate.

Apparently, I'm tapering off from teaching during my retirement by giving assignments to friends and family. Should I give grades or is that going too far? You don't want to encourage me too much.

10:25:00 PM

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