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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, March 28, 2007  
First to Go

Well, Paulina was the first to go. This is based on popularity as well as dancing, and not that many people know who she is. Billy Ray Cyrus looked surprised his name wasn't called. It's those Hannah Montana fans, I'm sure, and maybe some country music listeners. He's pretty bad.

Mother and I went to Green Hills to the dental hygienist this morning and then had lunch at Panera. It rained really hard and was foggy which made Mother so nervous that she didn't pay attention to how low the gas gauge was. We made it fine, but it was an expensive trip.

I have to work all day tomorrow and Saturday. If we can get the logistics worked out, I'm going with friends to Clarksville Saturday night to see Minton Sparks and am looking forward to it. Then Sunday Mother and I are going to see a play at the Renaissance Center that Tina is in. Several social events are coming up that will be fun. Pretty weather, fun times!

2:32:00 PM

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