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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.
Wednesday, February 06, 2008  
Super Tuesday

It was a long day getting up at 5:00 and getting home around 7:30, which wouldn't have been that bad if I'd gotten sleep the night before. Night owl that I am, now that I'm left to my own devices after retirement, I generally go to bed around 1 or 2 AM and get up around 8 or 9. So Monday night I wasn't sleepy but thought I'd at least get several hours of sleep, but instead I did that thing about counting the hours of sleep I'd have if I went to sleep right then. I just couldn't get to sleep and probably didn't sleep over an hour. When I got home, I got ready for bed and barely noticed the storm. I got a couple of phone calls I barely remember and went right back to sleep. I woke up while ago and decided to check my email and check out The View I'd recorded on the DVR. So here I am but not for long! Back to sleep for me!

It's good to see so many people I don't ever see until elections when I work at our precinct. It's also good to be a part of democracy. This primary is historic because whoever wins will be the first female or black presidential candidate. I'm glad we're making this kind of progress as a nation.

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