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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, January 26, 2008  
Poker and Profiling

Do any of you watch those professional poker games on TV? I watch them now and then but not enough to remember their names. I learned about how they read each other from that movie Rounders with Matt Damon in it - good movie. They also have to know odds and percentages and keep up with all that, which is way too hard! I think it would be neat to be able to read people like that but would much rather be able to do it the way those FBI profilers do although they probably use many of the same skills. I watch Criminal Minds which just keeps getting better but also darker. We're getting more insight into the profilers this season. They can sum up a person really well. I have pretty good gaydar and can sometimes read people fairly well but not like those guys. What about you? Are you a good judge of character? How much do you observe? It's a big fear of mine that I'll be the only witness to a crime and will not be able to give details of what I saw. I do better with impressions. So far, so good with that. Hope it stays that way.

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