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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, August 16, 2007  
"We're Havin' A Heat Wave"

Let's all sing along! That might not be the actual song when you think about the lyrics, but the title of it certainly applies. Here's what we've been having here for a while now - temperatures over 100 but not the high humidity that usually goes along with whatever weather we're having. In fact, this is a drought. Oddly, our humidity is lower than it is in Flagstaff, Arizona, now. Yes, I obsessively check the weather in Flagstaff which usually has temperatures 15-20 degrees cooler than we do in the summer. Now it's more. Ours is 99 right now, and theirs is 73 with 44% humidity which is very high for them. Wish I were there!

We really need some rain and some relief from this heat. I'm looking forward to fall as I always do.


Currently: Clear 99°F 36°C
Humidity: 25%
Dewpoint: 57°F 13°C
Barometer: 30.02 inches and steady
Heat Index: 96°F

Normal High: 88°
Normal Low: 68°
Record High: 104° in 1954
Record Low: 54° in 2004

11:35:00 AM

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