Knot by knot I untie myself from the past
And let it rise away from me like a balloon.
What a small thing it becomes.
What a bright tweak at the vanishing point, blue on blue.
– Charles Wright, from “Arkansas Traveller” in The Other Side of the River
- Image Source: Michael Surtees (Looking forward from Empire State Building)
- Poem Source: Lit Verve
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- Post Title & Inspiration: Aldous Huxley: “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.”