Lightly child, lightly.


There ain’t no answer…
There never was an answer
There will never be an answer
That’s the answer

You are always the same age inside

One does not get better
But different and older
And that is always a pleasure

One must dare to be happy

~ Gertrude Stein, Useful Knowledge


  • Photo: via Hidden Sanctuary. Poem. Thank you Beth @ Alive on All Channels
  • 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. A basic truth, though arguably not one that is approached lightly. When you’re heart insists you are one age and the mirror suggests otherwise – that reconciliation is complicated. But doable – as I danced down the street with no one watching.😉

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  2. WMS! In my mind, time stopped at around age 35, but there were a couple of wrinkles that didn’t get the memo. Never mind, I feel happier and more at peace with myself now than I ever have, so things are trending in the right direction. Gonna keep the faith…😉

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  3. Yes to no mirrors!! but I have a theory that the lighter we feel within energetically, the lighter and younger we appear to others! Bet you didn’t know I am actually 75yrs ha!! 🙏🏻😃

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  4. The older we get, the more child-like we become. It’s a wonderful secret. ☺

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  5. The more wrinkles you have the more you have lived an interesting and fruitful life. You have learned what is really important, you have loved longer, you are wiser, you laugh more easily and the list goes on, so getting older is a gift. :o)

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  6. Reblogged this on O LADO ESCURO DA LUA.

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  7. I have the ain’t no answer quote framed and next to my desk.

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  8. dare greatly.

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  9. I believe that we are not one age inside but rather all of the ages that we have been. But the ages where we had the most emotional impact occur are the ones that dominate. All of your other ages quietly blend except in rare moments when they fleetingly appear.

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  10. My takeaway – We are actually ageless … Even with bird poop on us we can be happy. 💛

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