Lightly child, lightly


And now an inaudible breeze, a mist, a silence, a kiss almost,
gathers them together,
erases them, caresses them, and very gently mends them.
Now they are as they are.
Now they can be recognized.

~ Vicente Aleixandre, from “The Class,” A Longing for the Light


  • Vicente Pío Marcelino Cirilo Aleixandre y Merlo (1898 – 1984) was a Spanish poet who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1977 “for a creative poetic writing which illuminates man’s condition in the cosmos and in present-day society.”
  • Image Source: mennyfox55. 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. hocuspocus13 says:

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  2. ah, yes.


  3. awesome

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  4. Obviously her feet hurt from those shoes. Not sure if it would be better if she put them back on or kept walking on that surface in the dark. Has to be dirty. In a city. Yuck! Nice legs though.

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  5. So sensual and beautifully constructed

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  6. christinesat says:

    To be who we really are, to show our very self… feeling recognized and understood without feeling guilty… or ashamed… just for one single moment…. that must be incredible marvellous.

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  7. Christie says:

    A common experience of youth has brought them to this point of exposing vulnerability, a by -product of their actions… an age of carefree innocence on the road to development of potential…reality in motion as they drift, finding anchor in gentle care and rest…garnering strength to be who they are…

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  8. Beautiful, bright afterglow. I could read the quote that inspired your “Lightly
    child, lightly” every day many times and still stop suddenly to realize its truth.

    Liked by 1 person

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