• Merry… Happy….

    by  • 24 December, 2005 • General • 1 Comment

    So this is Christmas…

    We hope you all had a good year and that the next may be even better! My blogging was at an all time low and this time I won’t promise to do better next year, because if there is one thing I’ve learned, it’s that I don’t seem to be able to keep those promises.

    But we had great fun, exceptional weather, lots of friends, great “paréia” and good food. Time seems to have totally different characteristics here than in our old homeland. For one thing it escape continually, you can’t organize it, you just grasp it when it passes by. That’s how we live now.

    You should try it too one day…

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    One Response to Merry… Happy….

    1. Tom
      8 January, 2006 at 23:33

      ‘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 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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