Lightly child, lightly.


Like wind – In it, with it, of it.
Of it just like a sail, so light and strong that,
even when it is bent flat,
it gathers all the power of the wind without hampering its course.
Like light –
In light, lit through by light, transformed into light.
Like the lens which disappears in the light it focuses.
Like wind. Like light.
Just this – on these expanses, on these heights.

Dag HammarskjöldMarkings 


  • Photo: Patty Maher. 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. Like hope…blowing in through an open window. Light – peeking through a curtain.

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  2. Happy sigh, this is pure beauty.

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  3. Secretary-general of the United Nations, poet in his free time. Wow.

    Beautiful poem, BEAUTIFUL photo.

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  4. Reblogged this on O LADO ESCURO DA LUA.

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  5. Trying to loosen my grip on my sadness, take a deep breath and move forward…

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  6. So beautiful. Thank you.

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  7. Steady, Internal, building of Will manifesting in Gentle, Dignified Strength …Forward.

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  8. Perhaps she is a freely, flamboyant, red head. No? 😉

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  9. just this

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