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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.
Thursday, May 03, 2007  

As I mentioned before, Monday was Tina's last night of class to finish her master's!! Yea, Tina, and well done! While she was taking her final, I got together with Linda as usual. We ate at Nero's Grill and were trying to remember the way it used to look when the first one was in that same location. Fortunately, the waitress led us to the bar to see the old menu and photographs. They really brought back memories. Nero's Cactus Canyon was famous for its corn cakes and white bean soup which have been brought back. Nero's son now owns this new incarnation of a place lots of us used to love to go. Our meal was really good, and the decor is beautiful. Here's an article about it. There's a link to a Kris Kristofferson interview in that article as well as other fascinating tidbits. This has the menu and photos of the original location. I didn't eat the game meat before and doubt I will this time even though they are highly recommended. If they'd let me have a taste of it before getting a whole order, I might. On our way in, we met Barbara Weinstein and her husband who raved about the crunchy trout and potato crusted halibut they had. We enjoyed our grilled lemon chicken, the yummy corn cakes, and the relaxing atmosphere. Do any of you remember going to Nero's when the menu looked like this? Do you remember The Silver Slipper part of it, too? Memories!

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