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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.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006  

I hate NBC. It used to be the network that won Emmys and had quality shows on it. Now, not so much. The reason I hate them is that they cancelled my favorite show. I watched The West Wing since it first came on and haven't missed an episode since. Sunday night was the series finale. No two-hour finale like others got. No promotions on talk show. No send-off at all. Just a "don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out" treatment. It was not the way to treat an Emmy-winning show that NBC moved around and caused to lose ratings. OK, it wasn't as good after Aaron Sorkin left, but it picked back up again, especially these last several months.

I thought I would be miserable with an election and new administration but got hooked. I mean, after all, Jimmy Smits! He's always great to watch, and then we have Jimmy Smits as President-elect Matt Santos. Good chemistry with his wife. Josh as Chief of Staff. Donna as the First Lady's Chief of Staff. The possibility of seeing President Barlet again as visiting statesman or at the opening of his library. So many good story lines ahead. So much to look forward to. But no. Never again. I sent emails. Now I'll miss West Wing and hate NBC.

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