Lightly child, lightly.

But words light up in the head
To take their deep place in the darkness,
Arcing quickly from image to image
Like mica catching the sun.

~ James Dickey, from “A Letter,” Falling, May Day Sermon, and Other Poems 


  • Quote Source: Memory’s Landscape. Photo: Philippe conquet 
  • 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. our brain catching glimmers and then they are gone once again.

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  2. Beautiful imagery…’like mica catching the sun’

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  3. Christie says:

    The mystery of the abyss and the miracle of the masterful brain…gifting us…with each breath, in and out…gifting us…

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  4. Beautiful words and image! Thanks for sharing.

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