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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.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007  
One Laptop Per Child

Did any of you see the piece about the laptops for children in developing countries on 60 Minutes Sunday? The "Give One Get One" program is what I'm thinking about participating in. It would be the cheapest laptop with the features this has and would help children who get them learn new skills and have access to more information.

This would be a good laptop for Brendan to use. He typed names of places in the Cool Springs Mall food court as well as some other places he likes Saturday night when he was here and could spell most of them correctly. Since he sounded out all the words, some were spelled phonetically. He knows how to use the backspace and space bar and apostrophe. He calls McDonald's "Old McDonald's" which I think is funny. This is his list exactly the way he typed it with my help only with Dairy Queen.

Street corner nuws

China max



charley's grild subs

dairy queen

old macdonuld's


sarku japan

chick fil a



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