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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, April 12, 2006  
License Plates

This is the year we got new license plates. I like the design, color, and hills. Our license plates used to be in the shape of Tennessee with the first numbers reflecting the county by population. For example, there was a 1 for Memphis/Shelby County, a 2 for Nashville/Davidson, and a 3 for Knoxville/Knox, with the numbers continuing up to 95. The counties past the most populated would change sometimes according to the latest census. Dickson County was 39 for a long time. I liked those and wish we could still do that.

This new one has a barcode above the county name which has all kinds of information about us on it. That concerns me some, but I'm trying not to get paranoid. There's also a spiral security thing on it for some reason. Here's an article about it and a photo of how it looks.

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