Lightly child, lightly (v. Kooser)

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What does the earth’s shadow look like flying through space? A jellyfish, perhaps, swimming at the speed of light with filaments streaming behind. At sunrise or sunset, if you stand on a hilltop, with your arms spread out and your fingers fluttering like feathers, your shadow can ride at the top of that enormous, flying darkness, racing forever into the stars.

~ Ted Kooser, “December.The Wheeling Year: A Poet’s Field Book


Notes:

  • Prior “Lightly child, lightly” Posts? Connect here.
  • 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.”
  • Image (edited) Source: ccanddumplins via Sensual Starfish

 

Comments

  1. And just for a moment, see what it feels like to fly free, lighter than air.

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  2. Funny, I had several reasons over the last few days to remind myself to go lightly…..

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  3. “your arms spread out and your fingers fluttering like feathers, your shadow can ride at the top of that enormous, flying darkness, racing forever into the stars” TK’s words Beautiful, stretching star bound, catching a star adding to the shine of life, adding to the world…we all must continue to reach, stretch and allow our love to shine outward and our minds to fly free…

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