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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.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008  
DWTS - Results

Ozomatli performed while the group of professionals did the samba. Very entertaining! I'd never seen them or heard of them before and like them.

They've added a new twist this season with junior professionals who will win a trophy, too. Each week they'll have two couples on the show. They are so cute and amazingly precise and accomplished to be 8 to 10 years old! I thought they might have information about the kids on the website, but they don't.

In a segment where the stars told how they prepare for their performances, Priscilla said she did yoga. Aha! I thought so!

James Blunt is also on here singing. The professionals dancing to his song are doing something that has a lot of ballet in it. She was definitely a ballerina. It was beautiful, graceful, and lovely.

The pauses are too long before announcements. Way too long. Cristian and Cheryl are in the bottom two with Priscilla and Louis. Then we found out.

Mother Daughter

Priscilla danced away this week. Dare I say it? Oh sure. Priscilla has left the building.

12:38:00 AM

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