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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, August 03, 2007  
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I'm lagging behind with the blogging again. You might have noticed.

I've been researching satellite radios and am definitely NOT getting Sirius. In their talk radio section, they have Talk Left and Talk Patriot. Good grief! That offends me.

What do you know about GPS systems? As you can tell, preparations are already being made for our next trip in October to New England.

There is no sales tax on many items this weekend, so I'm going to take advantage of it this time. With our sales tax being so high, the almost 10% savings helps. They do this in the fall and spring. Here's the list of non-taxable things we can buy. It's set up to help families out with school supplies and clothes and is a good idea.

I do have to say that I've been giddy with retirement again now that another school year has begun. Going out in the middle of the day doing whatever I want rules!!! I love being retired!

I was sad to hear that Tom Snyder and Ingmar Bergman died this week.

The bridge that fell in Minnesota reinforced some deep-seated fears some of us have. See? We knew they could fall! Those logs can fly off those trucks, crash into windshields, and kill people, too. So far I haven't heard of cigarettes thrown from car windows blowing up cars behind them, but I am afraid that will happen.

The money spent on this war could have repaired all the faulty, dangerous bridges, levies, and schools as well as many other needed problems we have here like healthcare. Of course, the fact that the money was borrowed from China, etc, makes it worse. The people killed, injured, and traumatized when the bridge fell, Katrina happened, and other tragedies occurred could have been avoided. I'll leave it at that since you know how I feel about all this.

Hope you had a good week and will have a good weekend. Any plans?

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