Lightly child, lightly.


I would like to paint the way a bird sings.

~ Claude Monet



  • Photo: Iva with enjoying the winter sun (via Your Eyes Blaze Out). Quote: Thank you Rob @ Hammock Papers
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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. I think he achieved that. 🏟

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  2. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Slowly & lightly … carefully!!

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  3. And he painted *as* the birds sang at Giverny. So many glorious images….

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  4. Love Monet, David… I believe he achieved that goal… 🙂

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  5. yes!

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  6. I would like to live the way a bird sings.

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  7. I garden like a madwoman sometimes. And in that garden are many singing birds. They come regularly to the bath I keep clean and full for them, bringing their babies to feast on rice or quinoa or papaya skins I toss out to them daily. Life would indeed be less grand without the songs of birds! I treasure these tiny ones.

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  8. I wonder what that meant to Monet–to create naturally as an extension of himself? unconsciously? out of joy?

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  9. christinesat says:

    Beside, that I really love Monet’s paintings, I also love sparrows. Can you imagine, that in many cities in Germany these wonderful little birds are dissapearing? This really makes me sad.

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