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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The Waking & the 0.1%

I am 99.9% sensible and 0.1% absurd. If the answer cannot be found it's because I'm not asking for what I really want to know. In truth knowing that the quantity is "some" is enough. Whether x is > or < than 3 probably depends on what unit you measure in. (I've always thought it might be whales).

In any case what is today may not be what is tomorrow.

and then this...

I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.
I learn by going where I have to 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

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