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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, October 08, 2007  
Son Day

Yesterday, Tina and Matthew, her son, met Brian and Brendan at Centennial Park for the Celebration of Cultures. It was well-organized and had many vendors with crafts, gifts, clothing, and food. We enjoyed it but would have had a better time if the weather hadn't been so hot and humid and had been more like real October weather is supposed to be. We spent most of our time sitting at a picnic table in the shade visiting with each other and being entertained by Brendan, the little casting director. He told us what role we'd play in several movies, the funniest being Matthew as Sister Berthe in The Sound of Music. Brian told him that was a bold casting decision.

I really liked the cultural event and wish we could have done more. We did visit several booths and had a good time. Afterwards, we went to Cool Springs and ate at the Red Lobster and did some shopping. Good Sunday!

6:08:00 PM

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