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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.
Sunday, March 30, 2008  
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Now that the weather is beginning to look like spring, I feel more like getting out and doing things. I met Brian and Brendan at the library in Bellevue yesterday to give them the laptop I got for Brendan. It is so cute and does neat things. You can see more about it here. Brian said he got it set up last night, downloaded some programs, and will look at some of the programs so he can help Brendan learn how to use it. He should be able to use it for years and do school work on it. Check it out! It's awesome!

It was so good to see them, and there's a dramatic difference in Brendan's conversational skills since he's been in pre-school. Brian said they could tell a difference after the first week. First of all, I have been delighted that the adjusted to and likes school so quickly and well. He answered questions and carried on a conversation without quoting songs and movies. Well done, Brendan! For those of you who don't know, Brendan has Asperger's which makes him his own little weird self. He's charming and entertaining and fun!

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