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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  

I just love fall, and this cooler weather is wonderful!! It makes me feel so good and energetic. I'm outside more and enjoy it. Fall and spring are my favorite seasons. I just love the clear blue skies, crisp coolness in the air, colorful leaves, and the end of summer. Spring is like an awakening - leaves and grass are budding and becoming green, flowers are blooming, and winter is over.

I'd like to be able to go to Arizona during the summer to dry out every year. In the Flagstaff area it's 15-20 degrees cooler than it is here with about 1/4 of the humidity. Low humidity is the secret of happiness.

It's great to have my friends Paige and Carl back in Dickson. I've missed them and am so glad they're living nearby again.

What season(s) do you like? Where would you live during the different seasons if you could?

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