Lightly child, lightly.


And did you feel it, in your heart,
how it pertained to everything?
And have you too finally figured out what beauty is for?
And have you changed your life?

~ Mary Oliver, from “Swan,” Swan: Poems and Prose Poems.


  • Poem: Thank you The Vale of Soul Making. Be sure to check out his excellent WordPress blog.
  • Photo:  “Close your eyes” by Sergei Sukhovey via The Sensual Starfish
  • 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. it’s all about heart.

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  2. Ahh yes … Thank you Mary for asking all the right questions ❤️

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  3. Oliver. How does she do it man?

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  4. You always make the perfect pairing.

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  5. I would love to meet her. She always inspires me to be more! 🙂

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  6. yes… that very first line. for everything. 🙂

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  7. The picture simply has to be a header on Eclecticity Light some day. Thanks! E.

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  8. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Lightly, child …..


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