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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.
Sunday, February 03, 2008  

Well, according to this I'm voting for the person I most agree with, Barack Obama. We disagreed on No Child Left Behind, probably because he hasn't tried to teach with that going on. We've seen trends and guidelines come and go in education, and some are worse than others. The idea is to educate children so they can become independent, productive members of society. Like parents, when we do our jobs well, they don't need us any more. As parents we hope they'll want to stay in touch with us and spend time together. I'm thrilled that Brian does really well with this. He's such a good son, husband, and father, and I've always been proud of him. Kathy also keeps in touch and includes me in what is going on with all of them.

So back to the candidates and that quiz. How did your results turn out? Which candidate matches your opinions?

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