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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 27, 2007  
Sick and Twisted

No matter what topic you might think I'm going to write about with that title, you probably won't guess what it is. There was an article in our local paper about that Phelps guy and his deranged, inbred terrorists who are planning to descend on my hometown to protest at the funeral of a local soldier who was killed in Falluja. This is despicable and unbelievable. How can anyone be this way? Where do they get the money to go all over the country and attack families at the saddest time of their lives?

His name is Fred Phelps and here are some articles about him and his followers. I don't understand people who are so motivated by hate and am glad I don't.

"Law" School

Then there is Regent University which was founded by Pat Robertson. Article here. That so many of them have been hired by the current misadministration explains a lot. It's impossible for the cream to rise to the top when it's skim milk.

We're in Hell.

7:37:00 PM

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