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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, April 16, 2006  
Car Fit

Based on the research I've done so far, I'm probably going to get a Honda Fit. It seems to come out ahead of the others in tests and a llama can fit into it. At least that looks like a llama on this site. I'm going to make myself wait until next year to get it, though, when it's financially better for me to do it. Not easy when you have the new car fever, but I must be strong! So unless there's a miracle or 750 people decide to give me $20 each, I need to wait. Deferred gratification is a middle-class value, so maybe I can manage to do it. Until then I'll go test drive all of the cars, talk to the bank and credit union, find all my ducks and see if I can get them in a row, and wait. (sigh)

6:14:00 PM

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