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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.
Thursday, June 05, 2008  
Craig Ferguson

Yea! Craig Ferguson just compared Hillary to the Black Knight! I'm so glad someone on TV finally said that. Also all of you know what a huge fan I am of him and his show.

At the conference when Evan Wright (journalist for Rolling Stone and author of Generation Kill) was at our table at lunch, I mentioned something that Craig said on his show. Evan said that they have the same literary agent and that he wants Evan to go on The Late Late Show but that he would be too nervous to do it because of something about prepared questions. I asked if he'd seen the show because that wouldn't be the case on there since Ferguson is the ADD talk show host and banters with guests and is hilarious. I added that he riffs off of guests and is really good. Wright said he'd watch the show and consider it if he's asked to be on there. I encouraged him to do it and said I watch the show every night and would look forward to seeing him on there. I hope it happens.

I hope this doesn't sound like I think I'm all that. It's just that after teaching so long, I guess I think I can jump in and tell people what to do and get into their business. I'm not delusional, but it does fit into how I like to put people together who have similar interests and could work together, etc. What would that career be?

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