Lightly the air
presses down on our shoulders
its great blue thumbs,
lightly, as if afraid to hurt us.
What will you do when the sky falls,
the sparrows hold it up:
pray to them.
— Donald Finkel, from “Vogelfanger,” Poetry (March 1965)
- Oil Painting by Laura E. Pritchett . Poem: Thank you The Vale of Soul Making
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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.”