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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.
Thursday, April 13, 2006  

I have the new car fever. You know how it is when that happens. I tried to go from a Honda to a Ford product (a 1999 Mercury Mystique or Mistake as I refer to it). Not only was it difficult to learn to like the car, but it is impossible to bear going to a domestic service department, especially Graham Ford. The Honda service department at Jenkins & Wynne where I took my other Hondas was #1 in the country. Imagine going from that to what has to be the worst. Misery, torture, and woe. So ever since I bought it, I've wanted to go back to a Honda or at least a Japanese car. I think I could like one of the others even though I've never owned one.

A couple of months ago, I read about a Toyota Yaris which was the European Car of the Year. It sounds great, gets good gas mileage, and is cute. I also like what I've read about the Honda Fit but don't like its name. It's called the Honda Jazz in Europe which is better. Then there's the Nissan Versa which has some options I really like. I'll deliberate about this for a while and eventually go to a dealership and drive them and then make a decision. They are new here, but do any of you know anything about them?

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