Lightly child, lightly.


Light on the walls of old houses,
Passerby, open your eyes.

— Adam Zagajewski, excerpt from “En Route” from Eternal Enemies.


  • Sources: Poem – Whiskey River.
  • Photo – “Peace” by  Douglas Bruce Clement – a Korean Dancer at the Mayor of London’s Thames River Festival 2007 (via Your Eyes Blaze Out)
  • 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. lovely


  2. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Amazing …. dimly beautiful!!


  3. Christie says:

    Love the stunning contrast of color in the photo…// I’ve always loved the dance of dappled shadows aided by breeze moving through the tree leafs (also proper to use leaves) against the lapped siding of the neighbors porch front, remembering the evening children’s movements of shadow dancing with sparkles against the garage door on 4th of July or across the top of water resting on the plastic hoop house in the garden and shining and dancing on the ceiling of the living room and the temporally stationary shadows dictated by sun time movement across the earth …when a child, my family used to marvel at the delight of the shadowed silhouettes of the rhododendrons against the western wall of the dinning room, each summer…I should have gotten a pencil out to traced the beauty…My Mom would have indulged us kids 🙂 She always remarked that she wished the shadows were painted on the wall…it would have been a beautiful tribute to capturing of a memory…

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  4. Christie says:

    should read….displayed against the face of garage door

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  5. Christie says:

    Thank you…if you would have been a witness to this “remembering the evening children’s movements of shadow dancing with sparkles against the garage door on 4th of July” it was like an etching, silhouetted dark, then suddenly a burst of light from the sparkles…it would be forever illuminated in one’s memory…

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  6. Amazing – red on white. Beautiful.

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