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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 15, 2008  
Design Star

This space is for anyone who wants to discuss the shows related to Nashville to make comments.
Design Star on HGTV: I kept trying to recognize places and figure out where they were. That could have been the Old Hickory Lake area, but I'm not sure. I couldn't tell where they shopped, either, but I'm sure I'll know some places eventually.

That bedroom was pretty bad that Scottie from NC designed, and I could see why he was first to go. I wouldn't want to sleep in it and especially not wake up in it. He wouldn't listen to anyone who tried to help him, either. Speaking of which, it was so funny when Very Gay Michael quoted Sparkle Josh from last season and called him Sparkle, when he said the color was exactly the same as spray-on tan "and I should know!" Flaming Michael has ADD.

The pool table went over well but not the rest of that room so much. The living room looked great and so did Mikey's and Matt's bedroom where everyone will be sleeping because of Snoring Matt.

The Dining Room women Stephanie and Jennifer really messed up. That room was so ugly, and why did they paint that HUGE wooden table WHITE? Crazy! The mantle looked like mud after they painted it. Their negotiation for the table was so Blonde Bimbo Hooters. They said it was the focal point but then painted it white and covered it up with all kinds of things. I didn't like that room at all.

Good grief! Bitchy woman Tracee turned on her team at the first chance. Crying California woman Stephanie gets upset about everything in a sort of bipolar way. So far Trish, D. Paul, and Mikey seem fine so far, but who calls himself D. Paul? Matt snores loud enough to run others out of the room so they can sleep and calls it his game plan. I feel free to diagnose everyone on TV.

What's with the rugs? It looked like cardboard or something taped on the floor but then when they showed their rooms, rugs appeared. How? It's a mystery to me!

Wonder if they'll get to change the dining room and that bedroom. I hope so. No winner? I thought there were winners of the challenges last season. Here's the website.

What did you think?

10:58:00 PM

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