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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, June 29, 2006  
LS, Part 2

I keep being sleepy all the time. I guess it's the Byetta. Week 2 of this is making a difference since I don't feel as good as I did at first but will keep on with it to see how it is when I get used to it. If it keeps on like this, I'll talk to Dr. Ross.

I worked today and will tomorrow and Saturday which means I've worked there at the vitamin center for a whole year now since I worked three days all by myself when they all went to the convention where they are now. It's been fairly uneventful which is fine.

How are y'all doing? Anybody doing anything fun during your vacation or going anywhere interesting? I hope so.

7:34:00 PM

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