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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.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008  

I went to the walk-in clinic this afternoon to get antibiotics for my bronchitis. I expected to get a shot, but this doctor didn't think I needed one. When I got the prescription for Biaxin filled, the pharmacist said to take it with food and to drink a lot of water because I could get a metallic taste. She said if that happens to eat something high in fat like chocolate or peanut butter, so I think I need to go on and eat them as a preventive measure - possibly even together. First time someone in the medical profession suggested that I eat chocolate! All right!!

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