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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.
Friday, March 28, 2008  
The Obama View

My candidate Barack Obama was on The View this morning, and they actually let him talk. He was wonderful on there and is definitely presidential. I can't believe this primary is still going on and am ready for him to be the nominee. He suggested that they have his wife Michelle on, and I hope they do because that would be fun to watch.


I'm so glad Rosie is no longer on that show. She's so abrasive, over-bearing, opinionated, and obnoxious that it was uncomfortable to watch even though I also get irritated with Elisabeth's dumb remarks. She just doesn't think and can't entertain any ideas contrary to the ones she learns from FOX "News" commentators. She has her moments when she is tolerable but not often enough. Sherri and Elisabeth need to be replaced because Sherri is funny as a comedian but doesn't hold her own in discussions. I don't know why they were asked to be on the show. When Meredith Viera and Lisa Ling were on there with Joy Behar, all of them are intelligent and capable of conversing on several subjects. Thank goodness for Whoopi! She brings a voice of reason and sanity as well as credentials. Her resume is impressive! Barbara Walters has definitely opened doors for women in her field and has made impressive milestones and needs to be applauded for those but doesn't do as well without a script now.

Well, now that I've taken care of that, I'll go pay some attention to my own life. LOL Contrary to how it might appear, I do know some three-dimensional people in real life even though the ones on TV and in movies and books seem pretty real to me, too. If I cross the line, let me know even though sometimes I think reality is overrated.

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