Lightly Child, Lightly.

The thing is to relax and not fret about worldly things

but just let the wings open and be oneself quietly for a bit.

This never fails to renew strength.

~ Iris Murdoch, from a letter to Hal Lidderdale written c. July 1950 in Living on Paper: Letters from Iris Murdoch, 1934–1995



  • Photo:  Czech Dance Information photo of Jarmila Jerabkova (via Hidden Sanctuary). Poem: Violent Waves of Emotion
  • 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. Yes!

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  2. Iris was right, although she seemed to be a tormented woman too. And as always, it’s easier to give advice than doing it…. I’m a great expert here 😉

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  3. float. and the hardest thing to do at times –

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  4. …and how are you doing with this, pal? 😉

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  5. It would be nice to float.

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  6. Yay! The reblog button is back. Thank you David, signed your biggest fan in all Wisconsin…

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  7. Hmmm…. my horoscope basically told me thé sans thing this morn. Guess i should heed you both and take it easy!

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