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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, April 18, 2008  
Busy Weekend Ahead

I'm picking up Brendan from his pre-school tomorrow (Aqui Elementary) while Brian and Melissa go to a geek convention in Kentucky. He'll spend the night here Friday night, and then I'll take him to their house late Saturday afternoon because Melissa's mother Paula is going to stay there with him that night. Early Sunday afternoon I'll return, so Paula can drive back to Alabama before dark and will stay with Brendan until his parents get back. Don't even ask how this plan transpired, but suffice it to say that Paula wanted to spend time with Brendan since she won't be able to see him again for over a month and to give me a break. She has tons more energy and stamina than I do. I didn't get everything ready I intended to do before my little guest arrives, but that's OK. It's always interesting with the Little Weirdo. He'll be five in a week and is a funny, creative, charming boy. I should have stories.

I'll be back in touch when I am able. All of you have a good weekend and think about me.

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