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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, February 19, 2008  
DWTS 2008

Here are the new contestants for Dancing with the Stars which will begin next month with their parenthetical professional partners:

Marlee Matlin, the first deaf actress to win an Academy Award (Fabian Sanchez)
Penn Jillette, magician and comedian, and one-half of the famous team known as Penn & Teller (Kym Johnson)
Marissa Jaret Winokur, Tony Award winner for Hairspray (Tony Dovolani)
Adam Carolla, radio personality who was the co-host of Loveline and co-star of The Man Show (Julianne Hough)
Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic gold medal-winning figure skater (Mark Ballas)
Cristián De La Fuente, Chilean telenovela heartthrob (Cheryl Burke)
Monica Seles, professional tennis player and infamous grunter (Jonathan Roberts)
Mario Barrett, R&B singer (Karina Smirnoff)
Steve Guttenberg, movie star (Anna Trebunskaya)
Jason Taylor, NFL All-Star (Edyta Sliwinska)
Shannon Elizabeth, actress known best for American Pie (Derek Hough)
Priscilla Presley, actress once married to Elvis (Louis van Amstel)

This article tells more about the pairings of the celebrities with their professional dancers. Sadly, the rumors were true and Maksim won't return. I hope he does after this. I like to look at him. This is an interesting mix. Priscilla Presley is botoxed beyond expression. Penn Jillette might surprise us since he has many interests. Adam Corolla - don't see it happening but Julianne is a tough teacher. The athletes usually do well since they are in shape and accustomed to hard training. So sight unseen, I think Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas will be in the finals. We'll see. Right?

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