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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 01, 2006  
Odds 'n Ends

We had a lunch meeting Thursday at the Corner Bistro to plan our class reunion. It was good to see them again and catch up on things. I'm enjoying working with such efficient, organized, and co-operative people. I bragged on our class the last time we met, and one of them said we didn't have anyone famous from our class. Maybe not famous, but successful in careers, family, friendships, and life in general. I enjoyed going through school with them and am glad to know them now.

I've been listening to The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History on tape while I'm sorting through things in the house. He's a conservative who criticizes history revisionists as if we don't know anything. The one reading the book sounds arrogant and uses a German accent when quoting the Kaiser. Sheesh!

When I taught history, I tried to present events as factually as possible and let them form their own opinions of it. I made some editorial comments which they knew were my own opinions (some were jokes), and I also made sure they understood that it matters who is on the Supreme Court, Congress, and other offices since just as there is no THE doctor, there is no THE Supreme Court. I loved teaching the Constitution and the discussions we had then.

The rain finally stopped for a while. Today was almost perfect with temperatures in the low 80's and 30% humidity! Yes! I'm not fantasizing about being in Flagstaff while the weather is like this.

5:18:00 PM

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