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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, May 24, 2006  

I watched more of American Idol this year than I have before. Usually I'd see the end of episodes since I always watch House and love that show. Hugh Laurie is brilliant! For some reason I got interested in it starting with the episode when Rod Stewart helped them since I wanted to be sure to see him. Their singing was best on that show than the ones following it. After that I kept watching and thought Chris would win. He seemed the most versatile and talented. It was a shock when he was voted off, but then who can tell about voters. Tonight we'll find out whether Taylor or Kat will be the next Idol. I hope it's Taylor. Katherine is pretty and sings well but isn't the performer he is. If Chris had been on there last night, it would have been a better show.

Later that night .....

I'm watching the finale and didn't know about Mandisa since I started watching after she was gone. Wow, can she sing!! Hope she gets a recording contract.

And later still .....

Taylor did win. And Harold won Top Chef. I hoped he would. He seemed to be a really nice guy and a talented chef. Tiffani was hard to get along with, and all of the competitors on tonight wanted Harold to win. I'm glad he did.

Did any of you watch either or both of these? If so, what did you think?

5:36:00 PM

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