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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, August 10, 2006  
What if?

You know how sometimes we think about which celebrity we'd like to look like? You do it, too, right? I'm not alone in this. Way back I used to want to look like Jaclyn Smith but didn't think my personality would do well looking so classically beautiful, so I chose Sally Field (as in who would play me in a movie) since I was used to being cute and witty. Then later on I decided I'd love to look like Salma Hayek since she has a fantastic figure and very pretty face which my personality could handle. Well, I'd probably flaunt my body and look at myself in the mirror all the time. Maybe I'd get used to looking like her.

Lately I've wanted to look like Heidi Klum but not be German. (not that there's anything wrong with it ... but the personality thing again .... I'm not organized and efficient enough to be German) So I'd have to be a Southern Heidi Klum. I'd like to see what it's like to be tall, and she's fantastically beautiful with a curvy body. I don't want to be stick thin like too many models and actresses, as you can tell from my choices here. Apparently, I've also decided that my personality can adjust to looking like a Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated super model just as easily as it could to being a lottery winner. (well, we hope so anyway)

Don't get me wrong. I'm OK with who I am and how I've looked all these years (well, I'd like to lose some weight for a variety of reasons that involve health and looks too of course), but this is a past-time that I indulge in occasionally. The reality of the situation is that students said I look like Raymond's mother, Doris Roberts. I saw her at a screenwriting conference in Nashville several years ago and told her this. She wasn't impressed.

What about you? Who would you like to look like if there were a magic wand?

6:59:00 PM

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