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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.
Friday, November 17, 2006  

The world is mad!!

Can't believe the gall he has! Interesting graphics for the title. If the money from the book will go to the Goldman and Brown families, that might help, but good grief! Horrible! This defies belief. Perhaps getting by with murder isn't all its cracked up to be. Or maybe confession is good for the soul? Not in his case, I hope.

The publisher refers to him as the killer. I don't condone censorship and believe we have a right to information. Whether we choose to read, watch, listen, or participate in it is our choice as adults. We do have the responsibility to monitor and decide those things for our children. So I don't agree with the people who say this book should not be published but do hope lawsuits will keep him from profitting from it since he's never paid a cent for the wrongful death suit he lost. He should be in prison, but that's another rant.

Playstation Mania!

And check this out! The lengths some people will go. Good for that Best Buy for issuing the tickets. All the stores need to do that instead of having people camped out in line for a week.

Then There Is This!

No more CNN for this hotel. Here's the story. They probably kept FOX "News" on there. Not surprisingly, FOX is the network that will carry OJ's interview. However, FOX also has some of my favorite series: House, Standoff, and Bones.

And Another One ...

Pentagon guidelines that classified homosexuality as a mental disorder now put it among a list of conditions or "circumstances" that range from bed-wetting to fear of flying.

The new rules are related to the military's retirement practices. The change does not affect the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that prohibits officials from inquiring about the sex lives of service members and requires discharges of those who openly acknowledge being gay.

Read the full article here.

Read supporting documents here.
I copied that from The Huffington Post. It seems there are people who think being gay is a choice as in, "I think I'll wear the red shirt today and become gay."

This Has to Stop

No one should die from starvation, especially when they have the resources to eat. This model and Karen Carpenter already died, and many more entertainers will if things don't change. This is an entirely different reason from the many thousands who starve because they literally do not have food which is heartbreaking.

The world is mad.

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