Lightly child, lightly.


Pale sunlight,
pale the wall.
Love moves away.
The light changes.
I need more grace
than I thought.

— Rumi, (1207-1273), The Essential Rumi


  • Photo: Eric Rose.
  • 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. Sigh…as do I.

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  2. Rumi so wise. We’ve all been here.

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  3. Oh, yeah! Eye candy…

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  4. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Simply beautiful ….

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  5. hocuspocus13 says:

    Reblogged this on hocuspocus13 and commented:

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  6. Rumi- never tire of his wise and simple words.

    Thank you.

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  7. Its a couple weeks too late for me, but lovely, and may come in handy again.
    I always look forward to your Lightly posts

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  8. Grace is a gift and so is Rumi. 🙏🏻

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  9. i think we all do at times –

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  10. Beautiful.

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  11. Well said – an extra dose of grace. I think i needed two this last week. Good news is, we get a do-over next week!

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