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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.
Monday, April 02, 2007  
Entertainment and Much More!

Saturday night I had the most wonderful experience! Rachel, Molly, and I went to see Minton Sparks at the Clarksville Museum auditorium. She is a poet, storyteller, and performance artist whose insights about people and the South connect with audiences and mesmerize us with her words. She's great! Please check out her website and attend any performance you can get yourself to. You'll be delighted that you did. Many of us are going to TPAC to see her in a couple of weeks and again in May. There is a video you can watch on her website that will give you an idea of what she does. I can't do her justice with my descriptions.

Sunday Mother and I went to the Renaissance Center to see Children of Eden, a musical by Stephen Schwartz based on the first four books of the Bible. It's primarily about family and patterns of behavior within them. I'm glad they performed this play and that I got to see it. For a community company, they do pretty well.

Great news for us fans of Monty Python!! Spamalot is coming to TPAC in February! Yes! Can't wait!

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