Lightly child, lightly.

What is it that I have to tell myself again and again?
That there is always a new beginning, a different end.
I can change the story.
I am the story.

~ Jeanette Winterson, The PowerBook



  • Quote Source: Who are you really, wanderer?. Photo: pann-  with standpauke (via Newthom)
  • 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. Looking for the love button, pal! The sentiment, the photo, everything is just perfect!!

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  2. Yes Amen. Keep moving 😉

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  3. so very true.

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  4. Nailed it…and yet, if we paused to realize that every action we take is a choice, it might seem paralytic. Better to just marvel – and with a resounding ‘yes!) – begin.

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  5. I love this! So true. We are the authors of our own life.

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  6. Thank you.

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  7. Hopeful, right? Love this, David.

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  8. Love,love,love this!

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  9. That’s so cute. You just know she’s having a good conversation with the bear.

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  10. “Again and again and again; return to the heart; follow now, the Golden Fleece; wake up to who you are, now, play your part; live at last a life of peace.” (from Lose Your Mind [and come to your senses]) on the cd You Are the Diamond, by Carole Isis 😉

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  11. Reblogged this on Compartment 11.

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  12. Stop. Breathe. Turn the head a fraction of an inch. Take Two.

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