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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, September 05, 2007  
Where Does Time Go?

Not sure why I haven't posted for so long but will get back to it regularly again soon. I've taken on two homebound students and have been teaching them and doing the paperwork involved. We had our first reunion lunch meeting in August. We're still having the big ones every five years but will meet at Montgomery Bell for lunch annually from now on. It was good to see so many former classmates and their spouses. Several of us took photos with our digital cameras but haven't sent them to each other yet. I haven't cropped and resized mine for email yet but will send them when I do.

Mother and I went to Kathy's Labor Day for Luke's and her birthday party. It was fun to be with them and to see everyone again. The kids are growing up and doing so well. I'll post some photos of them soon in the album on here.

More later ....

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