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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 30, 2008  
Real Life

I decided that it was time for me to write about real people that I know and life as I know it. We're having beautiful spring weather today which almost made me think about doing something outside. The day isn't over, so pehaps there is still a chance that might happen.

Tina Smith Romine was elected Teacher of the Year at Creek Wood and is in the running for that honor in the county. So if you are reading this and can vote, check the box by her name. She's a wonderful teacher. Ask anyone.

I've been caught up in the director of schools selection. Our school board paid the state school board $5,000 to find candidates. They've narrowed it down to two of them, so we'll hear soon, I guess. I have opinions about this but won't post them on here.

2:16:00 PM

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