Lightly child, lightly.


I may become, in time, slightly more eccentric all the time. I may begin to wear outlandish hats, feathered and sequinned and rosetted, …. And all the kids will laugh, and I’ll laugh, too, in time. I will be light and straight as any feather. The wind will bear me, and I will drift and settle, and drift and settle. Anything may happen, where I’m going.

– Margaret Laurence, A Jest of God


  • Photo: Mike Pants (don’t miss the other shots)
  • 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. We’re it not for the sense of foreboding I feel, I would be yelling ‘go, girl!’

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  2. float

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  3. I’m getting there, a little more each day. 💖

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  4. I would say more genuine more than eccentric—less concerned about convention, less willing to fake anything. Maybe that is eccentric…

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  5. May we all embrace our quirky weird side😎

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  6. The capacity to ‘go with the flow,’ let the winds take me where they will. It’s something to aspire to…. (and I love this photo BTW…)

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  7. Going where the winds blows is appealing, and the photo series is awesome!

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  8. What Sandy Sue said…and add in a hearty dose of free and ever increasing authenticity.

    And,, I re-read what you wrote as the inspiration for these “lightly” posts and it just resonates with me. I read that and realize I’ve been moving (slowly) in that direction and it jives with my ‘less is more’ value. Thanks!

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  9. … “And all the kids will laugh, and I’ll laugh, too, in time. I will be light and straight as any feather.She sounds, charming, true to herself & fun, like the spunky, girl, Romona Quimby the protagonist, in the Beverly Cleary’s children books.

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  10. Romona did have some adventures… Beverly Cleary turned 100 this year!

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  11. Amazing photo!

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  12. I can see your hats all the way here 🙂
    Mr. Hatter!

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  13. I liked that book. I enjoyed all of Margaret Laurence’s books!

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  14. Brilliant!


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