Lightly child, lightly.

I dreaded dawn’s first light.
I did not know what it might say
Of life’s long tangle, or, now finally,
Of the lonely world.

Might dawn yet say:
“The world! How can it be so beautiful?”

~ Robert Penn Warren, from “Aging Painter Sits Where the Great Tower Heaves Down Midnight,” The Collected Poems of Robert Penn Warren


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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. Such a gorgeous image married hauntingly with your beautiful words

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  2. and there is no answer to all its beauty, it just is.

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  3. good article

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  4. The dawn breaks with promise…a silence that affirms the world’s beauty. How beautiful

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  5. Honestly, Dawn doesn’t give a shit. It just keeps the time.

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  6. All about choices. We wake up and decide to make it beautiful…

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