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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.
Saturday, October 27, 2007  
The Week That Was

This week started out cozy with me reading in my "sleep chair" with a warm cat beside me while it was cold and rainy. I enjoyed it and felt good being able to do it. But then as the week on inactivity wore on, I'm now ready to do more. I guess that happened just in time since Brendan will be here tomorrow night to spend the night while Brian and Melissa go out. I'll definitely be busy and have things to do with him here! Not sure what we'll do, but we'll come up with something. Next weekend he'll be here from Friday afternoon until Sunday night while Brian and Melissa go to Sewanee for their college reunion weekend. This is three weekends in a row I'll spend time with him and will get to see Brian and Melissa.

10:26:00 PM

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