Lightly child, lightly.


Some lightness somewhere.
A feeling of certainty.
The ache of a purpose.
The fear.
The crippling doubt.
Here it comes.

— Kate Tempest, from “The Prophet Tiresias” in Hold Your Own


  • Quote: Thank you Hidden Sanctuary. Photo: Patty Maher (via Modern Met)
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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.”



  1. lovely photos and writing, quite moving.

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  2. and let the dark pass, and let the light in once again.

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  3. Tis not the “Laddie-lad I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” wail I hear, but more akin to …There’s the mind-devil at play when stuck in the in-between. In-between the Lighters and Darkers…

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  4. Think I’ve stopped at every station….

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  5. Yikes! Run away! Run away!

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  6. That lightness….it’s there. We just need to get out of our own way. And find it.

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  7. Something we all look for…all the time.

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  8. The ache of a purpose… love that David. ❤
    Diana xo

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  9. Christie says:

    We are ready, Those reminiscent word are part of the spinning wheel of being human…

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