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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.
Monday, September 10, 2007  
Brendan and the Old People

Brian and Melissa took Brendan to Branson over the weekend to see the Lawrence Welk Reunion Show. Yes, that's right. Brendan loves Lawrence Welk. The only DVD I could find to give him was one of the reunion show at Branson, so of course he knows all the people and everything they sing. I think it's hilarious that he likes them so much and so sweet Brian and Melissa took him to see this. What we do for our children! Right? What are some things you have done for yours that you wouldn't have ordinarily have done or gone to?

For Brian's account of the trip which was definitely eventful with car trouble and all, read it here.

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