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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.
Thursday, February 14, 2008  
Say What?

The Little Weirdo has done well in pre-school for the most part. I can't believe how quickly he's adjusted to being there all day from 8-2. Brian thought he would freak out and wasn't sure he'd make it all day. Surprisingly, he is doing fine (mostly). He's gotten a star every day but one when he kept saying "what the crap" over and over. Brian said the cartoon character he learned it from said it in an annoying voice, so he did, too, of course. The teacher sends a report every day and talks to Melissa when she picks up Brendan. I laughed when Brian told me what he said but am glad the teacher is nipping this in the bud. It could have been worse and possibly will be. We're keeping our fingers crossed.

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