Lightly child, lightly.


I’ve been here before,
dreaming myself backwards,
among grappling hooks of light.

~ Yusef Komunyakaa, opening lines to “Confluence” from Pleasure Dome


  • Quote: Thank you Memory’s Landscape.
  • Photography: Thank you Rob Woodcox with When Autumn was Spirited Away
  • 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. even after I have lost
    within darkness light is seen
    just like in my dreams

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  2. Reincarnation? The full poem is amazing.

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  3. there is always a footprint left behind

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  4. Reminds me of Mrs Ramsay in Woolf’s ‘To The Lighthouse’, exclaiming ‘It is enough!’ when she felt the light wash over her
    Your title is beautiful by the way, inspired.
    “All I want is a whisper, in a world that only shouts’ – Passenger
    I am literally on fire with everything I remember about light and being tender, and funny how just a few days ago I came across exactly the same Huxley quote on either Berlin Artparasites or Artidote. How strange, How lovely.

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