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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.
Friday, April 13, 2007  
Blog Gaps

Time goes by and I realize I haven't written in my blog. I doubt that many people notice.

News of the Village of the World

Seems as if most of what we get in the news involves the equivalent of tabloid reports or water cooler gossip. The paternity of Anna Nicole's baby, Don Imus, and American Idol sabotage top too many news reports. I guess part of the problem is that there are so many stations now on TV, too many people in the world, and the connection we all have through the internet. Not that many people used to be on TV. Now with those reality TV shows, YouTube, blogs, etc. anyone can be seen by someone and is given a platform. See? Here I am now giving my opinion where anyone who gets here can read it. We all know quite a bit about each other and are constantly accessible with our cell phones and all the other technology that makes that possible. I know more about some people in the UK than I do my next-door neighbors. Obviously I don't mind that since I like meeting people from all over the world and know about as much about some of my neighbors as I want to. That is actually a wonderful opportunity since there are people from online who have become friends. In fact, I don't know what I'd have done without the reuninted birthmother support group. I'll always feel close to them and appreciate each of them! The lymphoma group was really helpful when I was going through all that. It's neat meeting new people from Blogland, too. I'm still in touch with Alistair, Ell, Ronni, Aled, Chris, Rik, and a few others by reading their blogs and hearing from them.

So, what was my point? I began by complaining about something I'm part of and enjoy, I suppose. Oh well. I'm leaving it on here.

12:35:00 PM

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