Lightly child, lightly


An absurd lightness
draped itself around him;
all things were possible,
all things were manageable.

~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, from Half of a Yellow Sun


  • Image Source: Precious Things. Photographer: Samo Vidic. Athlete: Jorge Ferzuli
  • Poem Source: the distance between two doors
  • 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.”


  1. Fabulous juxtaposition…

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  2. I would love to be able to fly. Man’s quest. And just when it seems we’ve got close, Ian Flanders dies doing it (the latest base jumper to die).

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  3. It’s often the wings we choose to use that allows one to live an exciting life, soaring through our time on this earth.

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  4. sangg527 says:

    This is beautiful i think anyway… i love this 🙂
    Your writing may be better than my work! hope you dont mind checking it out and letting me know what you think maybe? 🙂

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  5. yes, all things possible.

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  6. Ahhh. I love when mania knocks at the door.

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  7. All things were manageable…..profound!

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