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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.
Saturday, November 04, 2006  
Let the Dancing Begin!

Tickets went on sale today at noon for the Dancing with the Stars tour, so I was online like a vulture to get tickets for it. Linda and I are going and are really looking forward to it. Two of my favorite professionals Cheryl Burke and Maksim will be in it. Cheryl is dancing with Drew Lachey and Maksim with Willa. Lisa Rinna, Harry Hamlin, Joey Lawrence, and Ashly DelGrosso will be on it, too. Here's the list of all the dancers. This is so neat!!

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