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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 06, 2007  

Cold Case had an episode Sunday night about a girl who was 17 and in a Catholic home for unwed mothers. They were investigating her murder. If you haven't seen that show, they go back in time to show the people as they were around the time of the murder as well as how they are now. The writer Jennifer Johnson got it down perfectly the way it was. The show was well-done and made me cry. I'm glad the truth is getting out there in several different ways, so I sent them an email of praise.

There are some excellent books about all that, too. The Girls Who Went Away, The Same Smile, and Healing the Hole in a Heart are just some of the ones on this subject. I can track my life by my bookshelves. And check out Jan's blog linked over there on the left - First Parents.

I've been watching the political shows again (Bill Maher, Keith Olbermann, Jon Stewart) but then have to rush to HGTV and look at houses. There's just so much I can stand of all that without getting angry or depressed. Besides, I really like to look in houses.

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