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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  
Customer Service

Wow! I just got a call from someone in "digital outreach" in Philadelphia from my cable company who said he read on my blog that I was having trouble with my service and offered to help me. He has that Google alert that lets him know when Comcast is mentioned on the 'net, so I guess he'll see this one, too. (feel free to comment if you want to and thank you!) He said he would do what he could to get someone out here sooner than Wednesday, but I told him that was because of me, not them. I'm embarrassed about my house and wanted to frantically clean and hide things. I really do need to quit living like this.

He thinks it might be a wiring problem. I hope so because I checked and some things I recorded that were fine are now doing this. I have to quickly do rewind and play on my remote to watch anything. It happens more and more frequently and is beyond frustrating. What is one of my favorite things to do is now a chore.

I hope I don't have to change DVR's right now because I saved things on there I need to watch or want to see again. The way it's working, they won't tape all that well, so I can't save them.

So, David, I didn't even have to call or email headquarters like you did with your cable comapany. Comcast found me. This is not too much like Big Brother, is it? The technician (not Martha Stewart) is coming Saturday. Now I need to go clean!

3:08:00 PM

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