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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.
Sunday, June 01, 2008  
Conference Finale

The screenwriters conference came to an end today with round-chair conversations with the panelists. (not round-table discussions since our chairs were in a circle) It was fun to get to ask them questions and hear what they have to say. I'll have to tell you more about it tomorrow because my allergies have gone into something worse, and I'm wiped out from the coughing and all. I'm looking forward to a week of several days with no appointments or plans.

We didn't go to the brunch by "Miss Daisy" and went to Hot Kabobs instead and then to McKay's. I got a stack of books by Kathy Reichs. If we attend this next year, Tina and I decided we might do the brunch. As you'd expect, it looked delicious! Miss Daisy doesn't have any of her tea rooms any more, and I used to enjoy going to them.

My car made three trips to Nashville and back (almost 300 miles) on a tank of gas. My Honda did better than that, and when I get the Fit, it will do even better, but that wasn't too bad.

Hope all of you had a good weekend. I know what Charlie did. What about the rest of you? Did you see Sex and the City, David? I want to see that this week if I can quit coughing so I don't bother people.

8:13:00 PM

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