Lightly child, lightly.


And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles,
no matter how long,
but only by a spiritual journey,
a journey of one inch,
very arduous and humbling and joyful,
by which we arrive at the ground at our feet,
and learn to be at home.

―Wendell Berry, from The Unforeseen Wilderness: Kentucky’s Red River Gorge



  • Photography (via Mennyfox55)
  • Prior “Lightly child, lightly” Posts? Connect here.
  • Related Wendell Berry Posts? 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. Truth…

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  2. Not sure why, but keeps reminding me of the song ‘…and in the end/the love we take/is equal to the love we make’. One gesture at a time, perhaps? Don’t know…coffee.

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  3. This is fantastic

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  4. Some days it’s one inch at a time. Love Wendell 🙏🏻

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  5. roseanne333 says:

    Thanks, David. I love Wendell Berry.

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  6. A perfect start to every morning.

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  7. Moving 💛

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  8. In the darkness
    lights on hand and feet
    walk past the pitch black floor
    transparent we look from underneath
    hidden like camera to catch and go

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  9. Excellent.

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  10. Some run away, some plod along, some crawl, slowly forward…and as surly as time, passes…their journey unique…as all are searching for their Soul Home…

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  11. Ran across this the other day…thought it might be of interest…

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  12. …your welcome


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