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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, June 04, 2008  

My television is driving me crazy! I called Comcast today and won't be able to have a technician here until next Wednesday. They could have come Saturday, but I have plans. My digital cable box with the DVR keeps pixilating the picture. Sometimes I can't watch any of a show. At times the sound goes off and other times a black screen. It's annoying, to say the least. The Comcast person said my signal possibly wasn't coming through, but it does on the other TV with the regular digital box without the DVR. That one is in the bedroom and away from the computer where I like to multi-task. LOL Also I would have to lie or sit on the bed to watch. The problematic one won't stay on very long at all without messing up. I have to rewind quickly and then play over and over again to keep it going unless it is so pixilated that I can't even watch it. Argh!!!

Just in case it's the box, I have to watch all these shows I've recorded and haven't watched yet. Then I'll have to set up all my series recordings and start over. Whatever is wrong is probably what makes me computer keep falling off-line.


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