Lightly child, lightly.


It is the sense of mystery that […] drives the true scientist. […]

If he has not experienced, at least a few times in his life, this cold shudder down his spine, this confrontation with an immense, invisible face whose breath moves him to tears, he is not a scientist.

The blacker the night, the brighter the light.

~ Erwin Chargaff, a Pioneering biochemist in his book titled: Heraclitean Fire: Sketches from a Life Before Nature


  • Photo – Your Eyes Blaze Out. Quote: Brain Pickings
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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. Ah, so true!

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  2. What a perfect evocation of what I imagine the act of discovery to be like….

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  3. the desperate desire to make sense of the universe, even when there is no logical sense to be made –

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  4. I have had moments like that…tho the ‘aha’ moment came later…

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  5. Wonderful photo.

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  6. And they say scientists don’t feel. Scientists think, analyse, find out, know.

    And yet, again, I owe you a big Thank You!
    I didn’t know this book existed.

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  7. I don’t think you need to be scientist to feel the awe and wonder of this amazing world! Breathing it all in Mr K 😎

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