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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, June 13, 2006  
In Absentia

I'm not exactly sure why I haven't posted in so long but am sure I must have a good reason for it. One reason is that I haven't been spending as much time in front of the computer and TV. We're into reruns on TV, and I often sit in the desk chair in front of the computer where I can see both. The photo of the blonde diva cat shows this set-up. As much as I hate to admit it, what I often do is watch TV from that vantage point and play Spider Solitaire or Text Twist during the commercials and often during the shows, too. This means TV is like radio to me at times unless I catch something with periferal vision or decide to tune in to what's happening. Of course, with the DVR I can rewind and catch something if I miss it. This is all sort of excessive in a passive kind of way. What complicates things is the occasional instant message from MSN from a friend. Then I really have to multi-task! I quit watching TV when I get a phone call because I can't do both at the same time, but with the others, I miss a few things. Lately I've been reading more and sorting through cabinets. I've posted on the other blog about that. Jackie has a new post on there now, too.

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