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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, September 19, 2006  
Hello again!

Blog, what blog? I have a blog? Why yes! And here I am back from an uncharacteristic period of silence. Unfortunately, nothing particularly interesting has been going on in terms of travel or adventure. I've just been doing my regular thing except working a bit more at the vitamin store. I think what happened is that I got tired of sitting at the computer after that marathon family history experience. I have been reading your blogs and keeping up with what's going on there.

Several things have happened since we last communicated. I was wrong about Rockstar Supernova since Lukas was chosen by the band. Dilana was in the final two, and I believe she'll have a career that will be better than if she'd been with that band. I hope so.

The fall season has started on TV. I watched the much-anticipated Studio 60 last night and was so happy to hear Alan Sorkin's dialogue again. I've already set the DVR to record the series every week. Surprisingly, I like Men in Trees because I don't care for Ann Heche since I think she horned in on what was a huge milestone in Ellen DeGeneres's life. It's like she was doing it for the publicity, but who really knows what goes on with other people. Men in Trees reminds me a bit of Northern Exposure and makes me want to visit Alaska not during the winter.

Somehow I missed the finale of Project Runway last week but will watch the repeats of it this week. Fortunately I don't know who won but hope it's Michael but think it could be Jeffrey. I'll also gear up for Top Chef which begins its second season next month.

Of course, Dancing with the Stars has also returned, so I will be watch that, too. Yes, I know I watch too much TV.

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