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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, May 23, 2008  

During the course of conversation while I was visiting Paige and Carl last week, Carl explained the pancake effect when the World Trade Center collapsed after it was attacked. Carl is an engineer and worked for companies who planned and oversaw the steel structures for large buildings. He said that the way the Twin Towers collapsed was an example of the pancake theory. I didn't exactly understand all that he said except the part about how one floor falls on the one beneath which continues all the way to the bottom. He also said something about the jet fuel exploding.

So I decided to google and discovered more conspiracy theories and debunking the myths about this than I had heard about. One of them has charts, graphs, and math to explain it. Others show photos with explanations for their ideas. I got engrossed reading about it. Popular Mechanics had an article debunking the 9/11 myths, too. Another poster had one about a missile.


I'm not sure what I think about it except for what I saw on the news. Most of my conspiracy theories have to do with local politics and some imaginary group of powerful, wealthy people who control businesses and connections that I get after I read some of those novels or see movies like Wag the Dog, The Boys from Brazil, The DaVinci Code, and The Manchurian Candidate. I can feel helpless, paranoid, and crazy with the best of them about those.

Cat conspiracy conspiracy
I love this cat poster and can just hear him saying that in an English accent.

Do you have any conspiracy theories? If so, what are they?

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