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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.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007  

OK, it's now official. I've gone from being irritated with Google to being pissed off with them I've used Google for searching to the point that it's now a verb in my active vocabulary. It was fine with me when they bought Blogger and made changes. I switched over to the new format and was pleased with that except for the big problem with my archives disappearing. I tried to contact them and thought I did. It's impossible for me to find a way now to get in touch with them. I realize they have millions of customers, but that means they should have a good customer service department for tech support. Blogger had a way for us to contact them and responded helpfully. Not Google! I haven't heard anything from them and am not even sure that what I sent got to them. I want my archives back and can't access them or let Google know. This is so frustrating. If anyone knows what I can do, please let me know. I've gone to the "help" part and followed leads to get answers. Zip! I can't find a way to contact them now. I've been with Blogger since 2002 and did save the lymphoma posts but thought all of the posts would stay with my blog. That's what they said. You know Google saves everything somewhere, so what about my archives and why can't I get in touch with them? HELP!!!

Oh, and while I'm at it, I didn't switch the collaborative blog Observations from the Knee-Deep South to the new one earlier and can't figure out how to do it now when I want to. Grrrr!!

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