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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.
Sunday, February 18, 2007  
Oscars and Other Awards

The new Oscar poster is neat. A larger picture of the poster and answers to the quotes are here.

Next Sunday night I'll be watching the Academy Awards show as usual. There are many impressive performances and movies this year, and I haven't seeen most of them. I'll have to see them after the Oscars. I did see The Queen and thought Helen Mirren was amazing. So was Michael Sheen who played Tony Blair. He even looks like him. I also saw Little Miss Sunshine which I liked but was surprised it was nominated. It was quirky and funny in a dark way. So it looks as if I'll be renting DVDs and going to movies to see these for sure: The Departed, Babel, Volver, The Devil Wears Prada, Dreamgirls, Notes on a Scandal, The Last King of Scotland, Blood Diamond, The Good German, The Good Shepherd, God Grew Tired of Us, Half Nelson, Letters from Iwo Jima, Venus, The Painted Veil, The Pursuit of Happyness, Little Children, and Flags of Our Fathers. Have any of you seen any of these?

I hope Al Gore wins for An Inconvenient Truth. I haven't seen it yet but plan to. So far I've seen the Golden Globes, BAFTA, but not SAG which I missed. The Independent Spirit Awards, which is always a fun awards show since it's laid back and and in a tent, will be on next Saturday.

The Dixie Chicks won five Grammy awards, and I'm glad. That was a good album. It fits in with my previous post about how sensitive people are and also how we aren't allowed to disagree with someone without repercussions. The radio stations didn't play their music, and people had the right not to attend their concerts if they didn't want to go. We live in America and fought wars to protect our right to criticize the government without going through death threats and other scary things they endured. Many of us hate what some of the right wing nuts say but don't burn their books in public displays of protest, ban them from television, or threaten to kill them. Mostly we make fun of them.

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