Lightly child, lightly.


Light splashed this morning…
A curious gladness shook me…
and I pick my notebook up
and I start to read aloud
the still-wet words I scribbled
on the blotted page:
“Light splashed …”

I can scarcely wait till tomorrow
when a new life begins for me,
as it does each day,
as it does each day.

~ Stanley Kunitz, from “The Round” in Passing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected


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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.”


  1. it truly does.

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  2. Time only moves forward — always another chance to move in the direction you want…

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    • It does march forward Claudia.

      ‘Everything,’ his father said, ‘comes down to time in the end–to the passing of time, to changing. Ever thought of that? Anything that makes you happy or sad, isn’t it all based on minutes going by? Isn’t sadness wishing time back again…Photos–ever notice old photographs? How wistful they make you feel? … Isn’t it just that time for once is stopped that makes you wistful? If only you could turn it back again, you think. If only you could change this or that, undo what you have done, if only you could roll the minutes the other way, for once.

      ― Anne Tyler, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (Ballantine Books; February 9, 2011)

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  3. Every beautiful sunset is followed by an equally beautiful sunrise. As the infant who is tossed in the air by his father joyfully requests with enthusiasm: “Do it again!” So too does all humanity, from its heart at each setting and rising of the sun, say to its Creator: “Do it again!

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  4. roseanne333 says:

    There is so much hope in these words….

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