Lightly Child, Lightly.

and maybe a good day
is standing outside your window,

quietly tapping
until you are alert enough
to hear its sound
and draw the curtains.

let light in.

Noor Shirazie, into the wildfire: battle scars


  • Photo by Ibai Acevedo titled A la vuelta de la esquina
  • 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. A good one! Thanks.

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  2. The stars are tapping on my windows at the moment, and they are breathtaking…

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  3. WLS….

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  4. that moment is just waiting to bloom

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  5. I love the elegant simplicity of this truth. ❤

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  6. … tap until you are alert enough…
    So simple.
    Thank you.

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  7. I keep clicking the “like” button but wordpress won’t allow me in. (Sad face)

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  8. and sometimes it is the light bleed through the hastily closed curtain, that anxiously, penetrates into the interior,as the light plays shadow puppet tag on the wall…

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  9. Standing “outside” my window is in my mind as I read this. Tapping to get in… and then finding myself inside and waking up to bring the light in.
    Is this deep or it is just me …..

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  10. Drop the umbrella of protection and let in the light…that’s what I’m metaphorically doing in my own life these days…cheers to a great post!

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  11. Love everything about this post David!

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  12. I find your site to be so inspiring but especially your Lightly Child, Lightly posts. Thank you for the beauty you add to my day 🙂

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