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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, March 13, 2008  
Skeletal Puffiness

Did any of you see Lara Flynn Boyle last night on Law & Order? I would post a photo of her but just don't think I can bear to have it on here where I have to look at it. You can see some here, many of when she was pretty, or google her. She seems to have gained some weight because I couldn't see her entire skeleton when she was in a bikini. Her body looked better, but her face was puffy from botox and collagen injections probably. It was scary.

I've said before that European actresses look better than many American ones who have so much work done and starve themselves. In a profession where it's necessary to show emotion, freezing their faces is nuts. They also need to look more like the regular people they are playing in movies. Broadway actresses don't do all that and act! Things need to change.

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