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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.
Monday, March 31, 2008  
DWTS: Week Three

Marlee and Fabian

Dance: Jive
Score: 21

They rocked it! Crabby Ann said she had pancakey hands. No one is quite sure what that means. Len, the real judge, praised her movements which he said were difficult for a hearing person and that she did a great job. Music: "You May Be Right"

Steve and Anna

Dance: Tango
Score: 21

The Gute had to learn from Anna's husband Jonathan since she had the flu. Steve didn't mind and in fact really enjoyed it he said. OK! He toned down his smile since he was criticized for it last time. It was a campy version which the judges said was manly and strong. He had fun with it and was entertaining. Music: Some instrumental tango music that sounded familiar.

Cristián and Cheryl

Dance: Jive
Score: 25!

Cristián had trouble learning the jive but must have caught on because he was jivin' all over the floor. Bruno asked if he were on rocket fuel, and they all said his best dance so far. Bruno is one of those little yippy dogs with an Italian accent. Music: "Havin' A Good Time"

Mario and Karina

Dance: Tango
Score: 21

Mario had to rehearse on the road in several cities and was frazzled. They danced to an odd "Hernando's Hideaway" version of "Roxanne" that I didn't recognize for a while. It was sort of distracting. Mario and Karina were dramatic and intense. Len was bitterly disappointed (6) in his footwork and posture and so was Carrie Ann (7). Bruno thought they were hard on him and gave him a 9. Bruno is hot for Mario.

Shannon and Derek

Dance: Jive
Score: 24

She's taller than he is and has longer legs, but that doesn't seem to slow him down - or her either. Shannon did a great job. Len said she mastered a difficult and challenging choreography that Derek taught her. She was exhausted and sat on the floor to hear the judges critiques, so Derek and Tom did, too. Derek and Julianne are both such amazing dancers and teachers. I didn't recognize the music but might have been "Goody Two-Shoes."

Adam and Julianne

Dance: Tango
Score: 21!

Julianne with an auburn wig got Adam though the tango. He was worried about letting her down. He said her Sandy Duncan hair and Frair's Club frock had to go! Len said choreography was like make-up and could cover a multitude of sins and then praised Julianne for making it look like Adam danced a tango. Then Adam made a crack about learning the Argentine tango which is about prostitutes from a Mormon. Julianne was not amused. I was. Music: "I Can't Tell A Waltz from A Tango"

Marissa and Tony

Dance: Jive
Score: 19

Perfect dance for Marissa and fits her personality just right! Even I could tell she messed up her footwork a few times and was not as exuberant as usual. The judges all said basically the same thing only meaner. Music: "I Don't Like Your Girlfriend" or maybe "I Want to Be Your Girlfriend"

Priscilla and Louis

Dance: Tango
Score: 26

It started off hot and was dramatic and precise if a dance can be both at the same time. Lisa Marie was there cheering her on. I'm glad they're getting out more like this. The judges said it is an actor's dance and that she delivered. They probably know why her face can't move. Music: another instrumental tango-ish piece I don't know the title of.

Jason and Edyta

Dance: Jive
Score: 23

Jason was really frustrated about learning the dance and got discouraged. They danced to "I Got A Woman" and he definitely did the jive! His work paid off. I thought he did really well and just love watching him and Cristian.

Kristi and Mark

Dance: Tango
Score: 27

Fabulous as usual. Music: "Her Name is Rio" or "The Rio Grande"

I might have made some of those song titles up. Ask Brian - he'll tell you how I am. It's possible I don't need to try to give this information unless I know what it is. Somehow that doesn't stop me. Cindy, if you watch, let me know some titles!

10:30:00 PM

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