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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.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007  
It's Back!!

Yes, Dancing with the Stars has returned. I'm right there watching and have favorites. Based on how they're dancing so far, those who should be in there the longest are Apolo Ohno, Joey Fatone, Laila Ali, and probably Ian Ziering. Cheryl Burke seems subdued for some reason. I wonder if she doesn't enjoy dancing with her partner this time. It was obvious she had fun dancing with Drew Lachey and Emmit Smith and won with both of them. She's a good choreographer and has an amazing, enviable body. I'd like to experience how it feels to look like that. I loved watching Apolo skate during the Olympics and am glad he's on this. He's my favorite. Joey Fatone is fun to watch and has those boy band moves. Laila Ali dances well and is dancing with major hottie Maksim. I love looking at him! She looks a lot like her father and is pretty like he always said he was. I'm impressed with her poise and personality. Who knew John Ratzenberger was quite the dancer? He's 72! Wish I could move like that!

Billy Ray Cyrus is in the Master P category but at least wears dancing shoes. He really improved last night from the first week. He will probably be the first one to go unless those Hannah Montana fans vote for him. Leeza Gibbons, Shandi Finnessey, Paulina Porizkova, and Clyde Drexler are in that middle category and very likeable. Heather Mills is doing amazingly well and is donating her pay to the animal rights organization she publicizes. She said in interviews that women who marry Beatles have been vilified in the press, but I haven't noticed that in the US except for her at times and of course Yoko. She said Linda had been, but I didn't read anything that negative about her or about Ringo's and George's wives. I don't know about in the UK and how it has been there.

The first results show is on tonight. Who can trust the way Americans vote, so we'll see.

2:30:00 PM

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