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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.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007  

Well, we're down to the last three contestants and the ones I hoped would be there. I really like Apolo, Laila, and Joey and their professional partners and would be happy if any of them won. Apolo and Julianne are so cute together and dance really well. He was wonderful in the Olympics, and his enthusiasm and dedication are apparent in this, too. She's done some amazing choreography for them, and it's so much fun watching them dance together. Laila and Maksim are funny with their bickering. She's become a good dancer and is beautiful. As I've mentioned before, I think Maks is a major hottie, so of course I enjoy watching him dance or just stand there speaking in his sexy Russian accent. It would be fine if they won since it seems more difficult for the women contestants in this. Maybe I'm wrong, but it appears that way. I've been voting for them every time with all my votes and will probably continue to do so. Joey and Kym are so entertaining and good, too. It's always a treat to see what they will do. Yes, we're down to the best, so any of them could win.

I didn't like Ian (including how he pronounces his name) and thought Cheryl didn't seem as enthusiastic about dancing with him as she did with Drew or with Emmit and didn't have the chemistry she did with them. Something about Ian seems smarmy - his smile, how he calls Cheryl "Baby" while rubbing her arm or otherwise touching her unnecessarily, and his expression. It would have been so bad if he'd stayed on there and one of the others were voted off. I really like Cheryl and believe she made the best of it all.

An article online said that Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff have moved in together. We saw that relationship progress on DWTS, and there they are.

So next week will be it. The final results. Who will it be?

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